Friend and Enemy
I really liked the points that Postman makes about technology in the reading because it really made me think about the technologies in my daily life. For example” a new technology does not add or subtract something, it changes everything“. I liked his overall argument that technology has both pros and cons and that we should accept new technologies into our lives with caution. I could really relate it to my own feelings about all of the technologies I use on a daily basis. Obviously they were all made to make life easier and that is why I use them, however with every single one of them comes downfalls. My car for example makes me feel a lot of things and seldom is it joy. It needs maintenance all the time, I have been in a bad car accident, and I have to sit in traffic everyday. Yet at the same time it is something I would never want to live without. I think it was very appropriate in Postman’s introductions to present technology as both friend and enemy.