Journal 1987

March 14, 2010

Written in 1987

I was thinking about the use of icons in interacting with computers and wondered if man may soon be talking to a computer with short commands or pointing to the screen rather than speaking words.

I then wondered if the impact will also reduce the need for reading, since there are computers and VCRs that can display the event. People now communicate through spoken words. However if communication becomes limited to gestures and tones, then words would no longer be needed. It may be possible that Adam and St. Francis of Assisi communicated with the animals in a similar manner, with the animals communicating back with gestures and tones.