Gisteren ben ik begonnen met het lezen van The Cult of Information van Theodore Roszak (1986) en daar stond in het voorwoord een interessant punt:
“At a time when computers are being intruded massively upon the schools, that distinction (=verschil tussen informatieverwerking door computers en mensen) needs to be kept plainly in view by teachers and students alike. But thanks to the cultlike mystique that has come to surround the computer, the line that divides mind from machine is being blurred. Accordingly, the powers of reason and imagination which the schools exist to celebrate and strengthen are in danger of being diluted with low-grade mechanical counterfeits”.
En dat al in 1986 ;).