Humans cannot live on information alone

Letter from Wayne Patton

Rothman essay – May 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

Dear Mr. Quillen:

I wanted to comment on Hal Rothman’s “Why do We Need the Rural West” essay. I find his comment that “information transfer is more important than the raw materials the West used to export…” to be ludicrous. I do not believe that humans can subsist on information rather then food. I remember at one time someone purported to live on air alone.

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