Monday, December 05, 2005

Still the message

Decades ago Marshall McLuhan said that "the media is the message." Last week Keith Plummer reminded his blog readers that the same can be said of today's technologies:
With the staggering statistics about how many people are ensnared in Internet porn, it's understandable that most of the exhortations we hear concerning information technology involve the moral content of the medium. We have to continue to sound that warning while also encouraging more thoughtful reflection about what other forms faithfulness to Jesus should take in how we use technological tools. Using them in humanizing rather than dehumanizing ways can be a powerful part of our witness to the world.
Keith's essay is worth reading in its entirety. So are the comments.


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