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: Very Nice Article
by Fergy on Tue 1st Sep 2009 13:46 UTC in reply to "Very Nice Article"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

You don't have to consume the crappy content and you don't have to consume consume consume. You don't have to watch tv, radio or any other medium. We have never had this much content to choose from. Most people choose the content and products that you(and I) call crappy. But it is their choice and you can choose to watch something else.

To the question: "Must we really always be connected to the net?"
Why not? You don't ask if you should use another technology all day. Why make the exception with internet?

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RE[2]: Very Nice Article
by dbolgheroni on Tue 1st Sep 2009 14:01 in reply to "RE: Very Nice Article"
dbolgheroni Member since:
2007-01-18

You don't ask if you should use another technology all day. Why make the exception with internet?


Of course I do. I ask myself everyday why we need all these things around. As l3v1 said, "too much of (whatever) is never good".

Some people seems to think they need a car to go to a supermarket just meters away. This is more common than you think. And, for these people, this is a necessity, this is essential. Do you think you need the technology "car" for this? Maybe if you're too lazy or too fat.

In a world where in a lot of places you live just to consume, we all have to think if we need all these things they put up in market everyday.

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