Saturday, April 28, 2007

Where the Druids Use Slide Rules, and They Use Them Well

With all this talk about Spinal Tap reuniting to do a Live Earth concert, it brought to mind the fact that druids still exists. And they have some revealing insights on the appropriate use of technology.

Similar to the
Beachy Amish, it appears that there is a electro-schism in the Druidian movement. Some sects, such as the New Order of Druids have web sites (warning: druid music), even television stations. Other are more austere; take this piece from the Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America, where he speaks out on sustainable technology. The picture pretty much 'sums' up what he feels is appropriate.

All joking aside, there are some interesting points and quotes in this article, including one from Arthur Clarke - "“Every sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”" It reminds me of the movies Waterworld or Beyond Thunderdome that are loaded with gadgetry people are struggling to use. Is this the answer to our woes? Who is ready for the rule to rule?

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