Happy Sunday and the like, for all of you who y’know… dig on Sundays. I’m ambivalent towards them – it’s nice to have a day of rest, but it’s also the end of the down time. So bittersweet, that, even for those of us that enjoy working. 🙂
So then, what’s going on in the world today. Firstly, there’s yet another piece about how we’re almost out of internets. I’d like very much to hear about people getting off their duffs and making IPv6 happen already, but I guess it’s just gonna keep hanging while our tubes clog up with smutty cats.
Adding to our household’s vast amusement stores is today’s news that Blue are going to represent the UK for Eurovision. We might guffaw at the act (as is only proper, as they themselves do), but at least it’s a bit more palatable than the last few years of entries. Of course, I only know the last few years of entries, but I get the point – the UK sucks at picking acts, and the whole thing is incredibly hilarious the more seriously countries take it. Seriously, the sums it all up for me entry would be Spain in 2008 – it’s grand. I looove cheese…
Otherwise, the main thing on my mind is the fact that yes, all agree – we’re rather hyperconnected in this day and age. I often feel like the odd one out because I don’t have a smartphone, don’t particularly want one, and even being as net junkytastic as I am, I can go a few hours without juuuuuuuuuust fine. But I realize that I’m a dying breed, and that normalcy is to always have connectivity at all times. And I think I agree that we’re reprogramming ourselves for it, though I cannot concur that it’s for the best. We’re a world that is supposedly multi-tasking, but yet, multi-tasking doesn’t exist. This is something I’ve been working on teaching myself over the past year or two, and I’m glad I have. I still task cycle more than is probably healthy; it’s a hard habit to break. Even now, I’m sitting here writing this, playing a bit of a game on my other computer, talking to my husband, checking website references, etc. But I know this isn’t good, because instead of doing one task, I’m doing a bunch of tasks poorly. I’m causing myself undue stress trying to do it all, rather than knocking out tasks in a specific and orderly order. *chuckles*
But then, we all seem to be happily rushing headlong off of a cliff into oblivion… eesh, makes me sound like my great grandmother, doesn’t it? But that’s sort of the point – when do we cross the line, hit the wall, go that bridge too far? It’s probably further out than I think, we think, but it could be that much closer. We simply do not know, and probably cannot know. Does that mean that one should be hesitant? No, never… but caution isn’t neccessarily bad either.
And as I’m starting to go blah blah rambly, I wander! Have a loverly day and all of that.