Thursday, August 5, 2010

how technology has ruined me

  • My attention span is teetering on the verge of extinction. If your story is longer than the length of a sound bite, I lose interest.
  • I asked a friend the other day how he knew this other person and he said "Through my friend, Hunter." I assumed he was referring to some new social networking site called He was not.
  • As I'm going about my day, I always have my own personal soundtrack going in my head like on The Hills.
  • It used to be that the first thing I did when I woke up was go to the bathroom. Not any longer. Now I pick up the laptop laying on the floor and before I even get out of bed, I check my email.
  • Checking my email is also the very last thing I do before going to sleep. See that list of books I've read this year that's over on the sidebar of my blog? It's never updated because I never read before going to bed anymore.
  • My thoughts now come in 140 characters or less, despite the fact that I never update my Twitter.
  • Nothing happens without me thinking about how I can turn it into a blog entry.
There's been research that says that the brains of today's children are being wired differently than ours were, due to today's technology. I'm pretty sure that my brain is starting to rewire itself as well and that's a little frightening!


Chocolates for Breakfast said...

funny and too true...even at my age the first and last thing I do is check my emails! the a.m. it usually involves a chocolate bar too!?

Abby said...

if you don't have an iphone then you're still ahead of the game . . . it's so much easier to check email from bed with an iphone. you don't even have to move!

Kim said...

This is why I will never get an iphone-at some point during the day I need to be forced to actually get up.