I was reading an article in The New Indian Express where C N R Rao - former IISc Director, lambasted the hype surrounding Information Technology in India - saying 'imagine if everyone were a IT guy in India where would scientific development take place from' - young students are losing interest in the core areas of sciences and arts.
Somewhat related to this but on a different plane are a series of thought-provoking essays I had found earlier - Questioning Technology
[Why then -- if we have so much information -- are we in an age of such unenlightenment . . .]