Douglas Adams: three rules on technology

“I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.

2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”

– Douglas Adams (the whole original article is well worth reading – and is here: The Salmon of Doubt ) is mostly known for his cult sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Against the Natural Order of Things (Tech Change)

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