Vivek Haldar

Carr and Kelly

Carr is the most eloquent and conscientious Luddite of our generation. Even though I disagree with much of what he says, his points are well-researched and sincere enough to instigate serious thought and make me re-examine and re-justify many of my pro-technology ideas.

The perfect antidote to Carr is Kevin Kelly. His “What Technology Wants” is a thorough defense of the technological enterprise. What makes it special is that it is written largely from the point of view of a skeptic – i.e. he is wary and distrustful of technology, yet ends up favoring it in the final analysis.

A couple of previous posts instigated by Carr:

Taylorism in the modern tech industry

The Internet is making us smarter, but is it making me stupid?