Where's my pen?
The technopoly Postman refers to is here. He speaks of technologies shaping thought and culture. Architectural possibilities have increased since the advent of computers and software such as CAD and 3D applications. I believe free thought still exists in design, however, the use of CAD informs many designs. Why make something complicated? Because now we can do it easily on a computer. Is this a result of CAD software? Maybe, maybe not. It has certainly been made more accessible. Software drives purpose and thought to create complicated architecture. Meanings change and "sketching" on computer becomes commonplace for architectural visualizations. Beliefs change about accomplishing this task. As line drawings become scarcer, software driven design fills in and what was once the nature to think of design in the realm of paper and pen becomes digital.