Wednesday, May 09, 2007

It is truly surprising that with as much as we know about the intentional use of language to deceive and confuse, that we would place so much trust in the written word. With the internet, it is worse. With blogging and text messaging, meaningless unedited content is spewed forth at an alarming rate.

With the widespread use of photo manipulation software, we have learned that what we see is not to be trusted either.

I can imagine a day in which the only things we will be able to trust as real or with meaning will be those things beautifully crafted by the human hand. Our choice... the tower of Babel, or the home workshop. One is infinitely more appealing than the other.

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