Chris and Stephen do something different this week and read Alan Jacobs’ 79 Theses on Technology (For Disputation) as an oral presentation. We throw in some thoughts at the end, thereby jumping into the conversation ourselves. But mostly we give Alan Jacobs the credit he is due and give his thoughts the space they deserve.
Before You Go
- “Mind Your Manors” by The Bandicoots. Used by permission.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. “I am moved by this music!” —Aeschylus, probably, if he had heard it.
- 79 Theses on Technology. For Disputation. by Alan Jacobs
- An archive of blog post responses to the 79 Theses
- Alan Jacobs’ website
- The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
Previously on the show
- 0.03: Echo Chamber—we talked about losing parts of the Internet.