April 11, 2017

David Shenk on the electronic Tower of Babel

''It appears that rather than our world becoming a cozy village, we are instead retreating into an electronic Tower of Babel, a global skyscraper. Instead of gathering us into the town square, the new information technology clusters us into social cubicles. There are fewer central spaces, and not even a common channel.''  
                                 David Shenk, 1997

From Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut

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