The Kindle Has Arrived—Carrying Technopolistic Questions!
My Kindle arrived today! It’s very cool. I hope to liberate a lot of texts on my hard drive that I’m not reading.
But I’ve been reading Neil Postman’s Technopoly , and these lines struck me:
“Every technology is both a burden and a blessing…. Technology giveth and technology taketh away.” 4–5
I know what Kindle giveth, I think. But what doth it take away? Let me offer an example and then ask you. This book is on my Amazon wishlist:
I can get it for $15.17 with free Super-Saver Shipping, or I can get it for $7.99 on my Kindle.
What would you do?