The Quest for The Next Big Thing

Friday, 01 Mar 2013

The major problem for the church is not technical but moral: human sinfulness.... This should place obvious limits upon how important we regard technical issues, in what context we study them, and how much time we should be prepared to spend on them.
If there is one thing that marks out this present age it is the quest for The Next Big Thing. One can see it all around in the wider culture: there is a whole genre of TV programs dedicated to finding the next pop star; companies like Apple make their money by constantly reinventing the same old products in slightly improved forms, assuming both that the public will fall once again for the notion that this version is so much better than the last, and that said public will not realize the company has already developed the next generation ...

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