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The Late Lamented Culture

This article gives an interesting description of the loss of cultural material, but misses the point about why such losses are troublesome: if you ever fall off the ladder you're on, you'll never climb back up it if all the bottom rungs are gone.

The Late Lamented Culture
Mario Roy, La Presse: "Handwriting disappears. Reading, classical music, and the theater are abandoned. French is rejected in favor of English in popular culture. Comedians make do virtually alone on the podium of artistic popularity. The  company of video games little by little robs teenagers of all their free time ...
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