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How chillingly accurate Toffler was. I've reached the stage of deciding I will probably never own an iPod or a cell phone. Only my computer can play CDs and DVDs, and I haven't figured out how to use the new burner yet. Maybe never will. In making these decisions, am I condemning myself to become one of the illiterati? It's all I can do to keep up with the permutations of the publishing industry and try to suss out the future of books.
Georganna: I don't think you'd ever be considered "one of the illiterati." For me, the jury is still out on the iPod. Cellphones are useful to me in my professional and personal lifes, but I am not married to them. And I enjoy picking up new computer skills from time to time. Among my most effective teachers: children, including my own, and young adults. I make a point every day to learn something new. The day I stop learning is the day I die.
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