Funny Quote on Technology Guaranteed to Make You Laugh or Your Money Back (If You Do Laugh, Would You Consider Giving Me Some Money?)

From John Dyer’s From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology :

When it comes to technology, each generation sees the issue from a slightly different perspective. Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, once grouped technology into three categories. First, “everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal.” Then, “anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it.” Finally, “anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.”

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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