Publishing in the spirit of (technological) freedom

Lovely close to the New Yorker piece announcing the new website:

Publishing the best work possible remains our aim. Advances in design and technology are tools in that effort. In all forms—digital and paper—we intend to publish in the same spirit of freedom, ambition, and accuracy as Harold Ross did when he prowled the halls nearly ninety years ago, the latest model of pencil stuck behind his prominent left ear.

If the relationship between journalism and technology was viewed in that spirit more often, we would not be in the mess we are right now.