Like every tool of modern life, the internet changes things. In a lot of cases it brings us needs that wouldn't get met otherwise. I dunno--it's all about context. And the context that makes the internet possible (in it's current form) is also the one that tends to make it harder to get those needs met in the first place. And like any artificial way to meet a need, it doesn't feel quite right.
I seriously appreciate the speed at which I'm able to find answers to questions, although that same kind of thing has exacerbated my ADD-like behavior. I also really appreciate the conversation that's made possible with it, and the ability to share perspectives has opened up new worlds for me.
I took my brother to a fantastical part of a local forest (I'm honestly not sure how many people know about it) and he said something that surprised me. It's entirely covered in vines and ivy--not kudzu though, this stuff is way more beautiful. It seriously looks like something out of the Lord of the Rings. We sat down on a log that because of all the ivy had a spongey seat. I looked up at a tree entirely covered in vines: you could climb them. He looked down at his cellphone, which he's on several hours a day, then back up, and said something out of character. "You know, I love technology, but not at the price of this."
That pretty much sums it up.
Last edited by secrets0stolen; 01-04-2011 at 02:37 AM.