‘Tech Literacy’ is a euphemism for shopping, gaming, binge watching and other monetized and addictive behaviors. Wealthy, cynical power brokers like Nicolas Negroponte, founder of MIT Media Lab, pontificate about making internet access a ‘human right’ while corporate-friendly agendas promote a ‘laptop for every child’, despite the unmitigated failures of computer-based education.

Jonathan Crary

Crary, J. (2022). Scorched Earth. Verso Books.