Friday, April 13, 2012

Oh, if only we could

David Warren asks us to "Disconnect." But it would, indeed, take an asteroid.

Luddite one might aspire to be, but, as George Grant, the great prophet against technology, once said to me (while trying to explain the Volvo in his driveway), "Modern life requires a sense of irony." You could, in fact, retreat to a monastery, but not everyone has a calling for that, and, besides, I've noticed that when I email monks, I get very quick responses. That suggests technology has made serious inroads into the sanctuaries of silence, too.

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