March 17, 2013

Tech murdering

Salvador Novo (and his generation) was so excited when the radio started to become popular, that he predicted the death of libraries:
Hay que aceptar la muerte de las bibliotecas como fuentes de conocimientos. Hoy corresponde a la radio impartirlos por las dos orejas simultáneamente [...]

Then, in the late 70s, video killed the superstar.

Nowadays, we barely read anymore, we became completely video oriented, our patience for reading drains exhausted after 140 characters. Moreover, iPhones and iPads killed the laptop.

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