Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Computers have saved us time, but what have we done with it?"

Here's a nice column by a philosophy professor in the Guardian about how time-saving technology somehow doesn't seem to save us any time.

I'm hardly the first to point out that instead of consuming the time-saving benefits of information technology by making the work day less pressured, we have found other ways of filling up the time. Now that we have such whizzy computers, university administrators can do valuable things that we had no time for before, such as making sure every member of the department has signed a piece of paper swearing that they know where the fire exits are.

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