Dumb and dumber

Interesting article: Is technology making us dumber?.

“When you can always dash off another follow-up e-mail at no cost, you don’t need to be careful to get your thought clearly and fully expressed in a letter,”

Again it’s one of these discussions that I can always, in my head at least, rationalise by stating that whilst, yes, I use and rely on technology (I can’t remember my best friends phone number either), I am not governed by it, as I choose not to remember the numbers. That is my choice, to allow my phone to play that part in my life, but at what point does it stop being a choice?

Hmmmm, this all sounds vaguely familiar… and that reminds me, off to see The Matrix Reloaded again tonight, armed with a lot more knowledge.