Meanwhile, we're also learning that cursive writing is a fading skill.
People are writing a lot, sure. But many of them are saying jack shit. Just because they can effectively gear that jack shit to an audience of people who are interested in reading jack shit doesn't mean a lot to me.
Of course, some day typing will become obsolete as well, I guess.
But being able to do mental arithmetic (which I think is a fundamentally useful skill) isn't the same as knowing the procedure for doing the division to an arbitrary number of decimals. I can't do that. If I ever found it to be a useful skill I could learn. From a book.
My biggest concern about the digitizing of our lives is what might happen to our history. Personal correspondences, diaries, etc. are so vital to our understanding of history. What happens 100 years from now, or 200 years from now when our progeny look back on us? Will they research our Twitter feeds and Facebook walls the way we read letters and journals from the Civil War. Somehow, I think not.
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