“Every Time Technology Changes, It Changes What People in the Plot Can Do.” An Interview With Margaret Atwood

Reading and writing has always changed depending on how it was delivered. This is not a new thing.

We tend to be “Golden Age” about everything. We imagine a past about things being better, but we’ve forgotten a lot of stuff.

People are always scared of new technology. On the first trains, people had nervous breakdowns, because they were going too fast. When the first bicycles came out, people were warned about getting “bicycle face.”