Tuesday, December 11, 2018

“The fashionable follies of the last century are now deemed matters of wonder and derision… just as the follies of our day may be laughed at a hundred years hence.”
– E.S. James –

Heightened concern about the “effects” of new technologies may be as old as the invention of fire. Today it’s “screen time” and in the Victorian era it was books. That’s right, the newly arrived mass printed book was blamed for a wide range of ills including eye problems and failing vision. Click here to read more about the “ill effects” of books in the Victorian era and remember that today’s world-changing technology may well become tomorrow’s treasured practice.