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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RE[2]: Anti technology
by Fergy on Tue 1st Sep 2009 13:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Anti technology"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

In any moment the author says he is against technology.

Yes
To quote the author:
The world as a whole needs to take a look at itself and see what's become of the human race. People are becoming addicted to technology that "just makes it easier."

The author thinks you should be ashamed if you like to use technology for fun.
We need to have the individual responsibility to be able to determine when we're using our technology in an efficient, useful, positive way and when we're really just making excuses to waste time and get out of work we ought to be doing anyway.

Sounds to me like you should either use technology the way the author wants or you are not worthy of using it.

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RE[3]: Anti technology
by dbolgheroni on Tue 1st Sep 2009 13:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Anti technology"
dbolgheroni Member since:
2007-01-18

It's more about yourself, not the technology.

fun != waste your time

There are a lot of things you can do, have fun and don't waste your time. As we are at OSNews, i'll give you an example: Linus Torvalds still thinks programming Linux is fun. He changed the world of OSs having fun.

If at the end of your life you look back and say: "All my life I tweeted shits, and that was worthy." and don't blame yourself 'cause this, good for you.

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RE[4]: Anti technology
by Fergy on Tue 1st Sep 2009 13:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Anti technology"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

fun != waste your time

It depends on your viewpoint. If something is fun to you it can be at the same time be a waste of time to somebody else. Games are a nice example. There are people that think that gaming is a waste of time.

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