History: Our concern arose in the 1980’s but that was not yet time to raise an alarm, especially because: (1) the general public considered technology the realm of oddball geeks; (2) computers were large, batteries were heavy, and solar arrays inefficient; (3) the early software was cumbersome and primitive.
Action: Times have changed. By 2017, we felt it necessary to begin raising the alarm in earnest. The technical professions are now foremost in the public mind because of all those miniature digital devices (“smartphones”) that so surprisingly have become the everyday means to connect with friends, family, the book of knowledge, entertainment, merchandisers, and the world.
Today: We proselytize . . .
. . . via the world wide web, books, the social media, our Institute (ISSRR), the speaker’s platform, and any other means to