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Submission + - One Hundred Fears of Solitude - Granta Magazine (

aqk writes: This is not an actual submission, but it might be /.worthy if it can ever be put online.
The Summer, 2010 issue #111 of Granta Magazine has an article by Hal Crowther: "One Hundred fears of Solitude" which is a damning denunciation (is there any other kind?) of modern communications and other technology- Facebook, Twitter,Cellphones, laptops, googling et al. It appears, according to him, that today's technology is driving us all to some sort of technologically-driven Hell. Well, perhaps solitude. "The Human Race is DOOMED!" etc. Whilst he gives us copious references to Scott and Helen Nearing. Well, you get the idea.
He implies, nay, BOASTS that he is a proud luddite. And he has seemingly much ammunition to back up his contention that technology (or perhaps the modern human) is finished..

Harummph! This is fuel certainly for any /.er worth his metal... umm mettle.
As a subscriber to Granta, I'll see if I can somehow hack in to the mag's website and perhaps cut'n'paste a copy of the Granta diatribe onto one of my websites.
And then, lets see if Crowther and Granta still believe in copyright laws at least...

"No, no, I don't mind being called the smartest man in the world. I just wish it wasn't this one." -- Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, WATCHMEN