In which the Guru of the Digital Generation discourses on McLuhan, electronic neighbors and square dancing
Nicholas Negroponte, 51, founding director of the Media Lab at MIT and Wired magazine’s popular columnist from its inception, is one of the leading lights of the digital revolution.
His 1995 book, “Being Digital,” looks at the implications of the new technologies for global communication, interpersonal relationships, censorship, and our very notions of reality. This transformative technology will fundamentally alter how we learn, how we work, how we entertain ourselves — essentially how we live.
J.D. Lasica caught up with Negroponte via modem on March 21, 1995, during the author’s world book tour.