I think this piece is interesting. It might connect to the readings this week. If our mind and ideology is conquered by the mass media and redundant information, a “functional technology” might be good to us. Especially the redundant information and all kinds of “voices” might be created by ourselves.
Stuart McMillen’s webcomic does a marvelous job of adapting (and updating!) Neil Postman’s famous book-length essay, Amusing Ourselves to Death, which argues that Aldous Huxley’s vision of the future in Brave New World was ultimately more accurate than the one proposed by George Orwell in 1984. (Via).