Hell and Technology

“Hell is to suffer one’s own will forever.” –Boethius

Boethius (AD 480–524) teaching his students. From a 14th century MS of The Consolation of Philosophy.

Boethius (AD 480–524) teaching his students. From a 14th century MS of The Consolation of Philosophy.

“Technology is man’s effort to reduce as far as possible the interval between the individual desire and its fulfillment.” –Philokalos

"We did it! …wait, what were we trying to do?" If you are not permitted to question whether this is good, then you are worshiping a god right now.

“We did it! …wait, what were we trying to do?” If you are not permitted to question whether this is good, then you are worshiping a god right now.

Wikipedia’s definition of technology will say the same thing, except there the truth is encrusted with the epithets and euphemisms typical of the devotee covering the pudenda of his god with a reverent fig leaf.

Thanks, dear reader, should you ever find me, for being my gadfly.

Philokalos

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Philologist, historian, and lover of great books, I started this blog to keep myself alert to the beauty of what I see amid the demands of my work.
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