Unavoidable Encounters with Technology: Web of Hope

On September 11th, 2001, I responded the best way I knew how — by building a website. But what gave solace to some brought only false hope to others.

In September 2001, I was invited to contribute an essay to ON Magazine (previously TIME Digital, a monthly supplement to TIME), for their front-of-book column “Unavoidable Encounters with Technology.” After a few rejected drafts (one of which you can read here), this is the version they finally

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William Shunn

William Shunn

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Writer, poet and puzzle maker. Hugo and Nebula Award finalist. Author of The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary. He/him/Bill.