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[4]: Anti technology
by Fergy on Tue 1st Sep 2009 13:49 UTC 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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RE[5]: Anti technology
by kenji on Tue 1st Sep 2009 19:57 in reply to "RE[4]: Anti technology"
kenji Member since:
2009-04-08

"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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I don't think that was the point. If something is fun _for you_ then it is not a waste of time _for you_. It's a personal perspective.

People who think that games are a waste of time probably do not find them fun either.

As is the case with most hobbies and recreational activities. Only someone who knits would find knitting _not_ a waste of time.

Do what makes you happy and you are _not_ wasting time, no matter what other people think.

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