So we see the same essential point being made over and over again, since the middle of the nineteenth century at least. Ruskin, Illich, and Franklin all see that there are technologies that liberate human creativity, that enable human power, and, by contrast, technologies that enslave us, that force our very being into conformity with their codes and structures.

Alan Jacobs, “John Ruskin: Fit the Third and Last” (May 27, 2018)

In Jacobs’s final Text Patterns post.