The Technology of Democratization
The implied promise of technology - as articulated by George Jetson - was that things will get easier, we'll go faster, and life will get better. And technology delivered. But there were off-setting side effects: because things got easier, we tend to do more, creating a confusion surplus and an attention deficit in everything we do.
Actually the Pacific Northwest is anything but frigid. But this morning, with frost encrusting the windows of the truck and the dogs exhaling long streams of steam as they waited for me to scrape the windows, it actually felt like we were joining the rest of the country's cold snap. Maybe it's just a sympathetic cold...