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6/29/09 / Rest

I must have, literally, the lyrics to thousands of songs stored in my memory. I ask myself, is there anything better that space could be used for? “Knowledge” perhaps; “higher learning” of some sort.


“Are you in a hurry to get to that red light?”


Some interesting reactions to an article about Twitter from the editor-in-chief of PC Magazine:

redofromstart

June 27, 2009 8:13pm

Rumor, gossip, and people in general aren’t dependable? I’m shocked, shocked. Not at the tweets, but that you technophiles who endlessly parrot that every new technology changes “everything” never seem to learn. Go look up Mark Twain and something about lies, boots, and the truth.

obarthelemy

June 27, 2009 11:34am

All this smacks too much of an interactive Farenheit 451 for me. Mass hysteria about nothing, and communication replacing thinking.
I stopped at the email waypoint. No IM, no Facebook, and no Tweeter for me, and very little mobile (voice or SMS).
Neither my life nor thoughts are, in general, interesting enough for me to want/need to chronicle them 24/7. And… others’ neither, which obviously, alas, they are not aware of.
My old motto, which I have softened a bit with age, used to be: “news that does not impact my life, I’m not interested in; and news that does impact my life, I’ll know about in any case”
Read a good book, lately ?

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