The Disaffected, the Disenfranchised and the New Age of Techno-Guilt

A thoughtful post to be sure from Dale Dougherty on what technology means to those who are ostensibly disenfranchised from technological innovation. I greatly appreciate moments of reflection and introspection. I would certainly like to see thoughtfulness much more than thoughtlessness. But I don’t think there is a need for too much guilt, and I don’t think that’s optimally productive for society as a whole.

Bex Huff nailed my thinking with his comment. Being progressive and thoughtful doesn’t necessarily mean self-flaggelation and equal access to everything, as much as it means a proportional improvement across the spectrum of need. Kudos to Bex for re-centering the discussion on people, beliefs, and actions rather than material things.

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2 Responses to “The Disaffected, the Disenfranchised and the New Age of Techno-Guilt”


  1. 1 bex 29 January 2008 at 6:15 pm

    hey scott! Thanks for the trackback…

    I saw this on centralstandardtech.com… I didn’t realize you too were a Mpls blogger.

  2. 2 scott 4 February 2008 at 7:40 am

    Yes, based in the Mpls area – I’m just not too connected into the local tech community. Need to get doing that.


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