It seems a growing number of people — or at least a growing number of op-ed contributors — have latched onto the idea that technology is bad, scary, and limiting our lives to ones and zeros. “The Flight From Conversation” and “The ‘Busy’ Trap” being two notable examples. It’s something that Nathan Jurgenson calls “The IRL Fetish” (thanks Brian Lam of The Wirecutter for the link).
Jurgenson breaks down the idea better than I can. What I want to do is present the other side. I want to voice my strong and eternal support for the wonder that is the modern connected life.
Because, dammit, it’s awesome.