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I feel the same way about evangelical condemnations of technology (see Read Schuchardt for example) as I do about Pacifism: The arguments are endearing but unconvincing. That said, I’m not without some of my own Schuchardtian hesitations. First, as we all know, Apple shapes its central Manhattan store like the Kaaba. Then, U.S. availability of the iPad coincides with last night’s Great Easter Vigil, that rave reviews of the laptop killer might be mingled with our Easter rejoicing. I’m not sure if this is coincidence, intentional irreverence, or an empty hope that technology can fill the secular void. At any rate, I wonder what Apple has lined up for Yom Kippur (not to mention Judgment Day).

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