Ken Rodoff, comment #14 on Doug Johnson’s post on Twitter etiquette, where the comments know no permalinks:
Take the origin of this comment:
- Log on to Twitter
- Click on Darren Draper
- Click on the link to his blog
- Click on his ‘hey, read this’ little blue widget
- Read your post
- Think about your point
- Read the comments (okay, only two…wanna guess?)
- Type my comment
Total time so far (Verizon Fios Internet…just thought you should know): 12 minutes.
So, what did I lose over these past 12 minutes:
- The washer to dryer exchange that my load of darks so desperately craves.
- Making lunch for work tomorrow.
- Cleaning something in this house…anything in this house (myself included).
- A chance to talk with my wife as all 4 of my children sleep.
- A peregrination
- The top of the 9th inning of the Red Sox – Twins game.
- The beauty of disconnectedness
And it’s #7 here that irks me most of all because it’s the constant addition of things that makes me realize how much I had in the first place.
Dina Strasser, with question #7 in her post, The Skeptic’s Seven Questions About Technology:
Have I sufficiently balanced the use of the tech with the things tech has inherent danger of obliterating:
- Environmental sustainability?
- An authentic human connection to the students’ local community: home, school, society, and ecosystem?
- A multi-sensory, diverse experience of the world?
Sometimes I guess I don’t mind the echo chamber so much.