Hopelessly Out-Of-It, Lost-Cause Quote of the Week

Print made us think better or, at least, with greater discipline. Print not only welcomed ideas, it was essential to them.  In effect, Gutenberg’s printing press created the modern mind. . . 

Mark Zuckerberg* is the anti-Gutenberg. He has facilitated a typography in which complexity is all but impossible and meaninglessness reigns supreme. To the extent that ideas matter, we are no longer amusing ourselves to death. We are texting ourselves to death. 

–Neil Gabler

*You had to look? Hey, dinosaur, he created Facebook.


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