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Is Technology Making Us Stupid?

Moral panics over new technology are as old as recorded history. Socrates railed against writing. In Plato’s Phaedrus, he feared that if people relied on the written word they would “cease to exercise their memory and become forgetful.” Printing triggered its own panic. The fifteenth-century abbot Johannes Trithemius, author of De laude scriptorum manualium —

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