i wasn't familiar with the original article, but wow, i've never seen so much stupid in one post. shocking to see that in a reputable newspaper.
The original article is scary, really close minded.
He get's completely torched in the comments!
The point in the medium article that most resonates with me, is how the Telegraph has a sociocultural responsibility to not print this sort of tripe.
As disappointing as the blog post is, it's the newspaper's acceptance of this as a viewpoint which is truly sad. And dangerous.
I completely agree with you. That article is garbage, it shouldn't be there, not with that big audience.
I'm sure there were similar pieces about how the internet is just a fad, and just for nerds. This guy and his shitty article will fade into obscurity.
This is a good piece. As the author said on Twitter, his job is just to get page views. So, sadly, writing a rebuttal probably just adds to the stats for the original article, which encourages him to continue writing drivel! Don't feed the trolls and all that?