Queen of England on Challenges of New Technology

“I very much hope that this new medium will make my Christmas message more personal and direct… just another examples of the speed at which things are changing all around us. Because of these changes I’m not surprised that many people feel lost and unable to decide what to hold on to and what to discard. How to take advantage of a new life without losing the best of the old”
– Queen of England, talking not about the Internet or smart phones, but in 1957 discussing the disorienting effect of television during her first televised Christmas speech.