We Have Seen the Future, but Not Well - SFGate
A lot has been written and spoken about new media. In San Francisco, it’s a new flash point, as the inheritors of the golden kingdom of the Internet live and move in a city still bedeviled by poverty and homelessness. But it’s a revolution, no question. Those who get behind are left behind. Tweet your hearts out, folks.
I have some trouble with new media. I’m old, so of course I do. I get some parts but not others. People my age have a lot to unlearn.
I think that’s the problem. We grew up knowing how the world worked. Everybody did. Then the world changed, and we had to change too. But we still have the original template in our heads, so everything is referred back to that formative experience. Everything else is perceived in metaphors.