The technology that threatens to kill off books as we know them – the ‘physical book,’ a new phrase in our language – is also making the physical book capable of being more beautiful than books have been since the middle ages.
People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?
Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology.