Jan 28, 2010 Comments Off
I was interested by Hassan’s comments on the speed of today’s information society. I agree with Hassan that the world seems to be moving very quickly as more and more technology is added. I especially liked his quote on page 14: “We become jaded because the fruits of the information society are ultimately unfulfilling.” It has been said that our society is now marked by the search for “the next best thing”, and I believe this to be true. It seems that every company or corporation is trying to break into the technology world with their new invention that will supposedly make our lives better. I can’t imagine life without my computer or cell phone, but I do sometimes worry that traditional forms of media, like newspapers and books, will soon become obsolete. Our society has been thrown into warp speed: a new product is announced and we buy it, but soon an updated version of the product is released and suddenly we must have that. We are “unfulfilled” by what we already possess and must always have the latest and greatest version.
Will the new iPad replace the Kindle? Will both contribute to the decline in actual book printing?