Friday, September 27, 2013

Them Newfangled Internets

What has this newfangled internets done to me? I watch the tubes all day and read random interesting stories seeking instant gratification. Then there's the ever present temptation of appreciating the natural beauty of crustaceans, again, freely and readily available on the tubes (meta!).

I could not recall the last time I sat down and just read a book. Getting lost in thought. Thinking rather than seeking that fleeting endorphin rush.

Think TV generation, taken to the next level.

It is established that TV makes kids stupid. The simple reality is that TV replaces reading.

Reading involves thinking. Nowadays, we prefer to be fed a constant stream of information in place of reading.

Reading involves more depth of thought than television.

Problem is, television makes reading uninteresting.

What about this newfangled internets?

It's a double edged sword. The same internets that gave life to this blog is the internets that is making me stupid.

I need to read.

...after I watch this really cool series on the tubes and catch up on the latest user posted links on reddit.


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