Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Value of an Educated Mind in a High-Tech World | Truthout

The Value of an Educated Mind in a High-Tech World Truthout: "And now for some­th­ing com­plete­ly dif­ferent. About 15 years ago, be­fore I be­came a re­gular col­umn­ist, The New York Times asked me and other peo­ple to con­tribute to a speci­al edi­tion celeb­rat­ing the 100th an­niver­sa­ry of its Sun­day magazine. The stated rule was that the pieces should be writt­en as if sub­mit­ted in 2096, look­ing back at the magazine’s second cen­tu­ry."