Digital Literacy

The Problem

Do you use the Internet or does the internet use you?

  • What we lost when we stopped reading by George Will
  • reclaiming conversation by Shery Turkle
  • On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior

Other names that come to mind when I think about this conversation are people.neil-postman, people.wendell-berry,, and the dystopic writers - especially people.aldous-huxley in Brave New World and people.ray-bradbury in Fahrenheit 451.

The Solution

Not using technology doesn’t appear to be an option. Especially when you consider the past year and the rise of quarantine that requires technology for life, and the economy to continue. The question then becomes, how do we use our technology in a way that is wise, and enables us to do good work? Aware that it can change the way we think, but promoting thoughtfulness and wisdom.

I don’t have a polished answer but I am working on one. I think the people who are putting a lot of thought into how to use technology are the people working and developing new web technologies. Their living is made using these tools and its in their best interest to use these tools well.

Also see:

Learn in Public

Learning in Public

Reading List



  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Player Piano


To Read


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