The peculiar Joe Carter (see You Don’t Know Me below) offers in today’s “On the Square” article a reflection on the hold information technology has on him and what he has done to try to break it. He writes in Unplugging the Info-Tech God that
We consider it peculiar that Muslims stop five times a day to offer prayers to Allah, yet we stop what we do five times an hour to pay homage to our e-mail. One of the most basic biblical insights, says theologian J.I. Packer, is that whatever controls and shapes ones life is in effect the god one worships. For many of us, the one true god to whom we give our devotion is the deity known as IT: information technology.
There’s a way to stop worshiping this god, he writes.