4 thoughts on “Sign of the Times?

  1. “get your mind out of the gutter”

    Probably not the best I could do, but all I keep thinking about when seeing this is “A Canticle for Leibowitz” in which a post-nuclear holocaust has sparked a hatred of any type of education, especially literacy, and most books, and those that understood or wrote them, have been destroyed. Only a small order of monks have managed to retain written records, and they can’t really make a lot of sense about them because an understanding of modern day cultural literacy simply isn’t there. “Fallouts” are imagined as giant beasts that roam the earth, destroying large groups of people all at once, for instance.

    While I appreciate having so much information at my fingertips in the form of books, our decline in printed record keeping worries me. In the case of a natural or man-made disaster, how do we access all of that information, if we can’t get our electronics to function?

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