Friday, January 27, 2012
When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck
I'm reminded of the old Paul Virillo quote:
"When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck; when you invent the plane you also invent the plane crash; and when you invent electricity, you invent electrocution...Every technology carries its own negativity, which is invented at the same time as technical progress." (From: Politics of the Very Worst)
Disasters have their own spectacular fascination. Here's a satelite shot of the Costa Concordia from Digital Globe.