I Didn’t Want It to Be True, but the Medium Really Is the Message

And so the line of Postman’s that holds me is his challenge to the critics who spent their time urging television to be better, rather than asking what television was: “The trouble with such people is that they do not take television seriously enough.” I have come to think the same of today’s technologists: Their problem is that they do not take technology seriously enough. They refuse to see how it is changing us or even how it is changing them.

— Ezra Klein, I Didn’t Want It to Be True, but the Medium Really Is the Message.