Jonathan Franzen's essay, excerpted from his commencement speech at Kenyon College
says, among other things "To speak more generally, the ultimate goal of technology... is to replace a natural world that’s indifferent to our wishes ... with a world so responsive to our wishes as to be, effectively, a mere extension of the self." [more inside]
The NYTimes has an article on installing Linux
for novices. Is Linux really getting mainstream? This article requires a free subscription to be read.