Steve Martin on Technology

On last night’s Tavis Smiley show on PBS:

Tavis Smiley: “Technology offers us a lot of good, a lot of advances, but it’s as fraught with as much potential danger as it is with the good stuff.”

Steve Martin: “Well yah, but so is a hammer.”

I used a variation of the same line last night myself, by coincidence, discussing acceptable use policies at our home and school meeting (“a kid doesn’t need an acceptable use policy for a chair to tell him not to pick it up and bop someone over the head.”)

Steve Martin’s timing was a lot better. And he plays the banjo. But it’s nice to see we’re on the same page otherwise.