Stamp Out Technology Virginity

“You find technology virgins everywhere: Teachers who insist on getting detailed training for every new piece of technology that shows up; librarians who refuse to figure out the Internet text searching tools; doctors who won’t use computer technology because it is beneath them; managers who deny their employees access to the Internet. Common to them all is that they are severely middle-aged — in soul, if not necessarily in body — and still think of PCs and the Internet as something new and extraneous to their jobs and lives, something they can choose not to be involved with.” Espen Andersen

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See also Henry Adams’s “The Dynamo and the Virgin” (1900). An excerpt: “As he grew accustomed to the great gallery of machines, he began to feel the forty-foot dynamos as a moral force, much as the early Christians felt the Cross. The planet itself seemed less impressive, in its old-fashioned, deliberate, annual or daily revolution, than this huge wheel, revolving within arm’s-length at some vertiginous speed, and barely murmuring,-scarcely humming an audible warning to stand a hair’s-breadth further for respect of power,-while it would not wake the baby lying close against its frame. Before the end, one began to pray to it; inherited instinct taught the natural expression of man before silent and infinite force.”