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Monday, November 26, 2007

Text Messaging

Something has really bothered me recently, and that's about how the connected world leads us to be unconnected.

As people, we only have a limited attention span. We can deal with only a limited number of elements, but with the Internet, and especially cell phones, we are constantly connected to everything. Thus, we can't devote full attention to the 'here and now.'

This came to my attention after going out with a few friends. One was so focussed on her cell phone, specifically on texting someone who wasn't even there, that she was not able to enjoy herself, and instead became overly absorbed in something else.

While you can argue that this might be a good thing, or it might be important, it is definitely rude and most certainly a questionable action.

Leave the world to be, and focus on what presents difficulty or opportunity to you in the present.

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