More on What Technology Wants
By Arnold Kling
Russ Roberts is also a fan of Kevin Kelly’s new book. I still have not finished, but it continues to be interesting.
One aspect is that an invention goes through a life cycle. At first, it is “stuff that does not work very well” (pace Danny Hillis). Then it becomes utilitarian. Then, it becomes either in the background or useless. In the latter case, it is regarded as art.
Anyway, that probably does not sound like such a profound insight, but it’s the one I encountered most recently in the book. Overall, there are many insights, some of which are profound.