Bill Murray, Technophobe circa 1982

Your favorite Ghostbuster rants about digital watches, robots, and talking automobiles. I wonder how he feels about Twitter, iPads, and the bloggers, here in futuristic 2010.

3 Comments on "Bill Murray, Technophobe circa 1982"

  1. GWF Hegel | Apr 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm |

    he is dead on about talking cars and digital watches. absolutely pointless 'innovations' designed to make things seem futuristic, largely with no practical value, which became dated quite quickly. he was ahead of his time if anything.

    his comments on robots in production process are a bit misguided, but he is in a sense right to be uneasy about the impacts of introducing new mechanized elements into pre-existing processes. the human impact is one consideration (redundancies, workplace injuries). another is the mindlessness and glitchiness of automated processes, something which is a dangerous feature of the modern stockmarket, for example.

  2. This is the genesis of a great character actor in Wes Anderson's films (“Rushmore”, “The Royal Tenenbaums”, etc…) and I will say he did a great job with a leading role in “Lost in Translation.” (even if you hate that film, Bill Murray was great)

    If there will be a Ghostbusters 3 with Peter Venkman … played by this guy, I have no complaints.

  3. GoodDoktorBad | Apr 9, 2010 at 9:15 am |

    Silly Billy….

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