From: Worthington <debral -at- FALCON -dot- CC -dot- UKANS -dot- EDU>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 1995 15:41:43 -0500

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Science fiction author Orson Scott Card states his disbelief in the
information age in the February issue of WINDOWS SOURCES. Card
also writes that the Information Superhighway is merely "another
improvement in transportation, allowing more people from farther
away to take part in the conversation." With the use of computers,
"we have a lot more information at hand and no way to sort through
it. We converse with a lot more people via the Internet, only to discover
that most of them are talkative idiots, just like at the office."
Knowledge workers, according to Card, "are really just getting paid for
highly organized, nonproductive leisure. Managers managing managers.
Writers writing for writers. Salesmen selling to salesmen. It's not even
trickling down...And as we skim billions off the real economy (half to
Bill Gates, half to the rest of us), we tell each other that we are the
wave of the future. Better if we humbly keep in mind the ultimate fate of
all clean-hands aristocracies. Eventually they get brushed off like
dandruff. And nobody misses them much."


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