Thursday, September 24, 2009
This post is interesting and worth citing. It deals with the fear of the new and an anti-technology bias of most humans. It seems every age from the ancient Greeks on has had doubters and "aginners" when it comes to the advancements of writing and publishing technologies. What makes this interesting is personal experience in introducing technology to the PR agency world over 20+ years. Every step of the way was painful. Practitioners didn't have time to learn something new or said it wouldn't be useful in their work or any number of other excuses. Thankfully, that resistance is history. Practitioners today adopt new technologies swiftly -- sometimes too quickly without thinking about the implications. It's good to know that fear of the new is as old as human nature, but that shouldn't be a reason for stopping progress.