Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Too Much

Some reflections, partially drawn from my recent brief blog hiatus (the virtual type-in dragged me back...;)

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Cameron said...

I enjoyed looking at your wavy white borders surrounded by those various colors!

You are absolutely right about the HUGE overload of information we face daily.

It is indeed important to find a balance; avoid tipping the scales too far in the direction of the computer.

This is one of the reasons why I love typewriters so much. Since I've been using them regularly over the past few months, I find that my time on the computer has decreased.

Typewriters, drawing, crafting, playing music etc. -- all very good ways of unglueing yourself from the computer screen and expressing your creativity.

(I'm glad you're blogging again!)

Richard P said...

You are very right, and this is all well put, so I won't add to information overload except by saying that I must take one of those digital sabbaths again soon!

speculator said...

Now I have to playfully ask- what is "online" and what is "off-line?" Are we really on-line when we browse the web with glazed senses? In my journals, I refer to The Lit Screen, and how good it is to break the tether and take some books outside.

I agree with you. The ways we can network are very useful, but we can't let this TMI culture drown or desensitize us.

Duffy Moon said...

Agreed on all of it.

wordrebel said...

Nothing much to add, as you said it all but I can only hope that the balance Cameron spoke of comes soon. My daughter is in first grade and almost constantly "plugged in" at school, no matter how much I raise a rucus. The internet and 24-hour news cycle has its place, but that place isn't always welcoming.

Anonymous said...

Your instincts in this matter are absolutely correct and I hope you can follow them. I know it won't be easy but it is worth the effort.
When the 24 hour news cycle began I complained about people wallowing in the miseries of an entire planet. Now people are drowning themselves in information overload.

The last few years I've been weaning myself off the digital teat and the results have all been positive. More time and attention to be creative, physically active, and intellectually curious. My health has improved, my attitude is a LOT better and I'm having more fun. In short, I'm more involved with living.

I recognize the value of the internet but now I only sip from it when it suits me.

Jeff The Bear

Little Flower Petals said...

Speculator--"on-line" can certainly be a bit of a misnomer, can't it?

Thanks to all for your comments! Nice to know I'm not the only one...