Is a positive experience of technology a myth?

“Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.”
May, R (1993) The Cry for Myth

For me this quote sums up the alienating effect that technology can have on us.   It brings to mind images of children playing computer games on long car journeys.   They have experienced the game but not the journey through beautiful countryside.

But we do have a choice…there is always the “off button”, or what IBM used to call the “big red switch”   (remember those on early IBM PC’s?).

“Our technology forces us to live mythically”
Marshall McLuhan