Does Technology really suck?

I ran across a few quotes about technology and thought I would share them with you.

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers. ~Sydney J. Harris

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. ~Carl Sagan

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren G. Bennis

Technology presumes there’s just one right way to do things and there never is. ~Robert M. Pirsig

When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it – whether it be a factory or a government. ~Alexander Chase, Perspectives, 1966

While some of this stuff is inherently true, I am wondering if any of these folks would change their thinking if a computer or technology in general were to save their lives or simplify mundane tasks which seem to have consumed society over the last hundred years or so.

Wonder what it would be like to turn off all my computers at work (taking aside that I work for a software company) and see how much I can get done with a typewriter and a pad of paper. Anyway..just a little Friday fun. Happy St. Patricks Day and be safe.

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