New is dangerous, old is noble

The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring.  ~Warren Chappell (1904-1991) I find that people have a curious attitude towards new ways of doing things. If I were to tell you that part of my job is to remain informed by reading journals on the study of adolescence,…… Continue reading New is dangerous, old is noble

iPhone, Your New Cigarettes

The parallels between the iPhone in 2011 and cigarettes in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s are stunning. It’s iconic. It’s celebrated as the cool thing. It’s a status symbol. It’s celebrated in the media. It’s manufacturer is getting rich. There are cheap imitations. (Sorry Android users) It’s addicting, but not viewed as a serious…… Continue reading iPhone, Your New Cigarettes