Yes, it's made some awful business decisions, but the New York Times has been savvy when it comes to technology development, maintaining a research lab and corps of programmers who, to take one example, rushed out an app to ensure the Times was on stage at the iPad unveiling. Now the company's hackers want to reinvent how you eat breakfast.
Technology is a wonderful thing giving us almost instant access to the world's information. It makes our life easier, and enables us to stay in touch with distant friends and family. But it's not all great. From big stuff like cancer to small stuff like being distracted texting, technology is killing us slowly every day.