I love the Internet, it has been a great companion, it has been there for me through the ups and downs but I need some space!
Since the Internet and I got married (the day I got my first iPhone) things have changed. My attention span has been reduced to reading only 140 characters and viewing images. I hardly pick up books anymore. I don’t read or write as many blog posts as I used to. I get distracted easily. My imagination and creativity have been squished by an overload of information fed to me 24 hours a day in the palm of my hand.
I’m not sure how to make the changes yet but I need my space. The Internet and I are going on a trial separation, we are not totally breaking up but are taking our relationship down a notch. We’re going to be just friends from now on. We will still communicate on a regular basis but not 24/7 like we have been for the last 5 or so years.
Since I have only had very limited access to the Internet while traveling I have literally felt my brain cells waking up and my creativity sparking. I have also been reading more books.
Edited to add this video my Twitter friends @alembic and @iamprettymaxine shared with me after reading this post. The Internet: A Warning from History. Oh the irony of watching this video in Spain, tuning out mi familia, while waiting for the video to buffer…
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