Interesting thoughts over Internet and online behaviour.
This is one I’ve been struggling with. All of our devices are now multi-use. My computer is my typewriter is my instrument is my newspaper is my TV is my checkbook is my journal is my toy. A TV is a passive device, terrible when abused but one switch shuts it off. Sitting at a computer and trying NOT to do only one of those things is nearly impossible. Before the Internet blew up our collective spots what did you do on computers? In general you created. Spreadsheets, music, shitty photo-shopped pics, whatever. We’re fucked without Internet. We don’t remember stuff when we know we can look it up and we don’t prepare ourselves for not having it. Music in the cloud, apps in the cloud etc. Cut off your Internet and sit at your computer for an hour. What the fuck are you going to do?
I’m also like 10mins away from deleting my facebook and tring to commit to focused use of the internet instead of pouring it over my brain like warm water to feel good and relax. Fix the ratio of creation to consumption.