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William Gibson talks of Siri and how cell phones are destroying our memory.

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  • There were old gray beards whining about cuneiform destroying people's memory of how to pass on folk tales.

    Papyrus increased the forgetfulness and aided the lazy.

    Gutenberg got more of the same tired arguments..

    The power rotary printing press got more and more of the same old complaint for making popular daily newspapers possible.

    The telegraph encouraged people to write short choppy messages instead of long thoughtful letters.

    The telephone was responsible for people forgetting how to read and write altogethe

Someday somebody has got to decide whether the typewriter is the machine, or the person who operates it.

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