stop using tech as a weapon

07/11/06 at 11:23 am | Posted in INQUIRER.net, Tech | Leave a comment

Check out my INQ7 Infotech @Play column piece.

Here’s an excerpt:

WE LIVE in an age of contradictions–a world where people from different countries find more in common through a “pop culture” that might have little to do with their indigenous ones, and which often is in conflict with their traditional values, including religious beliefs.

Ours is a world united by MTV, McDonald’s and Microsoft. It’s no coincidence that these are all American companies. Many things that are global often have their roots in America. The advent of the Information Age has been characterized not just by advances in technology, but also by the unprecedented scale and speed by which American culture, American values, American media, American products and American software have been exported all over the world.

Read the rest.

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