• Posts Tagged ‘me being a luddite’

    Luddism Vindicated

    8 March, 2012 • 3 Comments

    As I believe I have mentioned before, I am a big fan of George R.R. Martin’s book series, A Song of Ice and Fire. In that same mention, I said that I also enjoyed the HBO adaptation of those books, Game of Thrones. The second season starts in April, and I am all a-jitter with...

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    I Am Not a Computer Guy: Technicalities

    2 February, 2012 • 0 Comments

    So far, the image of me presented here has been one of a hopeless Luddite, and I feel I should try to shake that off ever so slightly. I am actually kind of a fan of technology. I think gadgets are cool, like bow ties. Liking technology isn’t the same as knowing technology, a...

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    Mourning the Printed Page

    30 January, 2012 • 2 Comments

    A home without books is like a body without a soul.
    Cicero said that, with his customary artful understatement. Horace Mann apparently said that "A house without books is like a room without windows," but I think the points go to Cicero on this one.

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    23 January, 2012 • 1 Comment

    Ever since I first got a mobile phone as a young boy – a giant Motorola monstrosity that in no way fit in my pockets – I have been a curmudgeon when it comes to getting new ones. I scoffed at polyphonic ring tones and coloured screens. “Not for me, this modern nonsense,” I sneered....

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