Monday, March 7, 2011

Going on a device diet


Maybe I am lucky I can’t afford devices

Mark Harris, Entertainment Weekly, Mar 4, 2011, says he is going on a device diet.

One screen at a time—he says.

Every time you get up, he says, you are 3.0 in a 4.0 world. You’re behind!

He used to watch TV, look at videos on his laptop, try to get a movie off Netflix, RSS it, go to bookmarks. Tweets, Twitters…whatEVER!

At the end of the day, he said, he had filled his head up with everything, which amounted to a nourishing portion of…nothing!

Everything new—a show with commentary under it—everything—Harris says—represents to him the gaping mouth of hell.

He plans to undivide his attention and see if he gets any smarter.

There is an ad for magazines that says, YOU SURF THE NET, BUT YOU SWIM IN MAGAZINES.

They should have added--BUT YOU DROWN ON THE NET.

Magazines—do they still have those?

Note: None of this applies to coming to my sites. Thank you very much.

2 comments:

srdem65 said...

My daughter comes to visit, puts her phone on the table so that she doesn't miss any texts, tweets or calls.
People walking down the street or in the market talk, laugh and argue seemingly with themselves until you notice the phone at their ear.
It must be addicting.

Star Lawrence said...

I guess...I am addicted to the desktop, I guess...Nothing else.