When we bemoan the crudeness of digital technology, we act as if it is handling on its own accord. It is not. People are constantly making decisions that fundamentally influence the way we will be dealing with technology in our future lives, whether as designers or as end users.
And that is why we should get involved. As designers and artists, we are either busy with communicating something, or with the process of communication in itself. At this moment the screen is replacing paper as the medium we frame other media in. We should not see this as a big deal. The process of communication will remain. But E think we can't afford to let the primary medium of our time be one that we can not express ourselves in, or one we do not feel like applying our skills to.