TECHNICAL AUTHORITY, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 3 pgs.

A very short zine making the case that authoritarian systems can only make oppressive technology. Or, in his words, “Should we ever be lucky enough to see the toppling of authoritarian society, technology would go with it.” He quotes Marshall McLuhan, who says, “Any invention or technology is an extension or self-amputation of our physical bodies.” It’s the latter in a society where it’s used as a means of social control. On that note, my hard drive crashed, making these reviews late, as well as making me unable to buy a plane ticket to go do disaster relief work in North Carolina or get access to writing I wanted to work on. So… case in point. As usual, a pretty decent, thoughtful, and brief essay by Jason Rodgers. –Craven Rock (Campaign to Play for Keeps, PO Box 10894, Albany, NY 12201)