I was one of the skeptics. I still am, though I hasten to say I have had to make all kinds of accommodations in the past decade, integrating the computer into various facets of my life—to the point where I now live with one foot firmly planted in the new world.
I’m now a more self-divided skeptic,
Literature and old-style contemplative reading seem enfeebled—almost as if they need to be argued for, helped along by the elbow.
If I were writing the same essays now, I would lay much more stress on the fact that all our new technologies affect us in tandem.