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Vermont Poet on Facebook and Twitter

David Budbill was just on The Writer’s Almanac on NPR this morning (Great poem about winter in Vermont, btw.). He is also on Facebook and Twitter. He has a nice piece about why he is on Facebook and Twitter. My answer is because he is alive. Social Media is not a passing phase like the internal combustion engine.

His answer goes into more detail:

Resistance to new technologies is an old response. Luddites–a word coined and a movement begun in the early 19th century–didn’t appear with people who refused to use computers or email. In the late 1950s I was the minister to two tiny rural churches in a farming and strip-mining area of southeastern Ohio. In one of my churches there was a bachelor farmer who did not have electricity because he thought it was a passing fad. The Rural Electrification Administration had come through southeastern Ohio in the middle 1930s.

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