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     “No gadget, however ingenious, will enable humanity to discover the meaning of life (and notwithstanding certain brilliant philosophers, we cannot live if our life has no meaning).  Nor can a gadget enable us to recover a relationship of communion with other men and women (and we cannot live if we are hopelessly misunderstood) …

     “Computers are sometimes useful in their narrow domain (very narrow, despite their many possible applications).  We must be iconoclastic with respect to computers, which are pretentious devices that arrogantly substitute themselves for the word and for reason.”  

                                — Jacques Ellul, The Humiliation of the Word

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