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Shock Me with the New! [Jul. 1st, 2004|12:26 pm]
Tony Grist
Most people get more conservative with age. I've gone the other way. I was always a lefty, but to begin with I was a William Morris lefty. I didn't like the modern world. I thought the way forward was through the middle-ages. Guild socialism, craftsmanship, simple faith- all that sort of thing.

I was a Prince Charlesy kind of person. Please take those nasty modern buildings away. High-tech medicine- pah! Hand me a dock-leaf.

And now I can't get to the future fast enough. Come on you guys, hurry up with the inventing. I want shininess, I want genetic engineering, I want hotels on Mars.

But it's not optimism. It's more like desperation. What I'm really hoping is that somwhere among all those new-fangled goodies- bring 'em on, bring 'em on- will be a cure for human stupidity.

[User Picture]From: ajoyfulgirl
2004-07-01 08:27 pm (UTC)
It doesn't seem like that would be an entirely possible thing... if only the new-fangled gadgets that become the most accessible weren't catering to human stupidity. I mean, it's all along the lines of


...or perhaps that's more America's problem? I can only hope it isn't a worldwide trouble. Of course, being American, my knowledge of what is going on outside of America is somewhat vague.

By the by-- miss our chats. I ought to be back in business fairly soon, now.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2004-07-02 01:37 am (UTC)
What America does today the rest of us do- ooh- fifteen seconds later. It's an inter-connected old world. Actually that's one of the things I like about it. Stupidity travels faster, but also it has fewer places to hide.

I miss our chats too. :)

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