It’s all the time good to have helpful and enticing devices in your desktop. More and more power is thus concentrated in the palms of the executives and their bureaucratic managers. But the nature of power is such that even those that haven’t sought it, but have had it pressured upon them, tend to accumulate a taste for extra. “Lead us not into temptation,” we pray – and with good purpose; for when human beings are tempted too enticingly or too lengthy, they generally yield. A democratic constitution is a tool for stopping the local rulers from yielding to those particularly harmful temptations that arise when too much power is concentrated in too few hands.
McLuhan believed that the invention of the telegraph was the next giant step, shifting folks into the present ‘electronic age’. The power to immediately talk via technology has triggered people to be pre-occupied with sound … Read more