Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 1st Sep 2009 01:11 UTC
Internet & Networking While browsing the ever-wider world web today, I came across a story about IBM's patent of a sort of "Facebook Remote Control." It was appalling. Do we seriously need more single-purpose devices that will enable us to sit around more wasting more time than we already do? Does anyone really need to seclude themselves from the world even more to publish their lives on yet another teen-infested network? Must we really always be connected to the net? Read on for my ramble concerning a dark side of technology.
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by kristoph on Tue 1st Sep 2009 02:45 UTC
kristoph
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2006-01-01

Do we seriously need more single-purpose devices that will enable us to sit around more wasting more time than we already do?

No.


Does anyone really need to seclude themselves from the world even more to publish their lives on yet another teen-infested network?

Yes. Any 'teen-infested' network by definition requires teens to 'publish their lives on [the] network'

Must we really always be connected to the net?

Only on the net would an inane rant about the adoption of a more effective communication and participation medium - aka 'the net' - receive any kind of attention.

Let me ask you these question: If you feel the net is negatively impacting society why are you not publishing a newspaper about the problems of the net? Don't you find it a tiny bit ironic that your railing against the very medium which facilitates your ability to rail? Is it not logical, given the inane pursuits of humanity through the ages that a new medium would simply enable yet a different kind of inanity? Do you realize we were fat long before the net came along? Do you realize television, and the radio before it, was infinitely less participatory and hence more inane then virtually any of the pursuits you complain about?

Edited 2009-09-01 02:47 UTC

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by Soulbender on Tue 1st Sep 2009 08:25 in reply to "answers "
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Only on the net would an inane rant about the adoption of a more effective communication


Meeting in person and talking is still more effective than using the net.

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