Letters: Jun. 12, 2000

Visions 21: Our Work, Our World

"A society that is shaped by digitized, overstimulated twentysomethings with 'virtual' ethics? I have seen the future and it is ugly." RICHARD MALLERY Los Angeles

Tom Peters' forecast of an online, Web-based, white-collar workplace [VISIONS 21, May 22] was very chilling indeed. His feverish embrace of extreme individuality, free-market pursuit and constant self-improvement completely drowns out any inclination for people to think about others who are less fortunate. There is no real community, no downtime, no nurturing of the soul in Peters' business model--just workers hunched over a monitor, constantly "improving" themselves for the next...

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