Friday, October 26, 2007

David Brooks Is A Genius

I was reading the New York Times (online) this morning. Over in the op-ed section I was reading the David Brooks column called "The Outsourced Brain". I think he summarizes the age of technology perfectly.
"I had thought that the magic of the information age was that it allowed us to know more, but then I realized the magic of the information age is that it allows us to know less."
BAAMMM!!! Check Mate. David Brooks wins. This is the secret of life since 1995. Have you memorized a single telephone number since you got a cell phone? Do you even need to look up your own phone number? David Brooks's column is about now he doesn't know how to get anywhere since he got a car with GPS capabilities. And he doesn't need to. I have seen the promised land.


The Notorious LJT said...

I thought you couldn't read the regular columnists online without Times Select?

Joe Grossberg said...

I would amend that to say that the information age lets you know less about some things (friends' phone numbers, driving directions) and more about others (who "The Star Wars Kid" is, and what "double penetration" means).

Open Bar said...

Hey LJT -- It's all free now on the Times website. And you're a dumbass.

Joe -- well said.

Prior to the Internet, I searched far and wide for porn. I was finally able to secure some VHS tapes. A few years later, there was DVD porn. But now, (to paraphrase Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) What is there that the Internet cannot provide?