A saffron-robed monk chats on a cell phone or contemplates an iPad. This photo is meant to conjure contradiction -- a clash of cultures as ancient tradition meets modern technology. Yet, each time I see such images, they evoke for me the opposite.
I'd like to take a page, pun intended, from the Slow Movement and suggest "Slow Information," the ongoing inheritance of the 15th C. technology of Gutenberg. It's still going on, and not just at Colonial Williamsburg.