Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer: Essays

Appearance Date: 11/6/2021

First published in Harper’s magazine in the late 1980s, Wendell Berry’s “Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer” challenges the idea circulating then (and now) that our advanced technological age is a good thing. The volume of reader response to his essay far exceeded any the magazine had seen before. Berry answered his critics with the longer essay “Feminism, the Body, and the Machine” which is included here in this slim volume.

Meet the Author

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry is an essayist, novelist, and poet. In 2010, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. He lives with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Henry County, Kentucky. Photo credit, Guy Mendes.