April 20, 2007

I am not a Luddite

I am a media hermit. I don't like e-mailing people much either.
The occasional note here and there and a small dose of network news is enough for me.
I turned on my tv last night and discovered that once again some misguided fool has done something terrible. Didn't really want to know any more about it so I turned off the idiot box, put on some tunes and started checking through my mailbox instead.
Tons of stuff to delete and about a dozen letters from friends that need answering.
With the lightning fast speed of the internet, I find that people often get irritated if my response to their letters is a week old. Now that things can be done so quickly; most everyone believes that they should.
In my youth that was called "living up to your potential."

Last night My wife called me a "digilogue." She believes me to be an analogue person in a digital world. I think she might have something there.

I got tagged by the Scary Monster and I am supposed to play this game where I write down five of my favorite blogs.
Well , to be honest I think this is a little silly. There are places that I go, but I don't know if any one else would like them.
The places I like are ones that let me chill out for a while and get some laughs or do some thinking.
I have never had a favorite anything. I am way to shallow for that.
My likes are capricious, dependant on my moods.
If I visit you and you visit me that ought to be good enough.
Sorry for not playing.

5 comments:

Serena Joy said...

Just stopping by to say hey. You're not around so much, but I always enjoy seeing what you have to say when you do pop up. I'm bad about answering e-mail, too. I always intend to and then something comes along to sidetrack me and I forget, and then the mail gets old. And older.

NYD said...

HI serena.
Had to clear my plate before starting dessert.
Will be around more often.

X. Dell said...

Sorry, NYD. I don't have any snappy comebacks. But I would say that a luddite is definitely out of place in Japan.

I understand what you mean about technology. It's almost as though people think you should be somehow connected to the machine biologically 24/7/52.

I guess technology has this way of compressing time. As a young college student, it took me forty-five minutes to bake a potato. Of course, once I discovered microwaves, I can now bake a potto in six minutes. And now, those six minutes seem like too long a wait.

Same with the Internet. Back in the bad old days, I'd write a letter and perhaps receive a reply in a week or two, depending on how far away I was and how fast the mail travelled. Now, I get antsy when someone hasn't responded in 24 hours.

Crazy, huh?

BTW, thanks for dropping by, today. You're always welcome to visit and comment on the X-Spot.

Scary Monster said...

Hey look at this you actually got some people looking at you again. GOOD!
Stay cool big brother.
STOMP.

The Grunt said...

I don't have favorite blogs, only what I am feeling at the time determines what I will go to, usually.

I am definitely an analog man in a digital world. Wasn't that a theme from the Rush album "Signals"?