The Internet is like a perpetual monsoon of information. How to survive and thrive within the torrent?
“Sit in a room and read—and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.” ― Joseph Campbell The indelible Joseph Campbell may have been talking about books in the above quote, but I imagine [...]
“We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.” Jean Baudrillard I think an interesting and fruitful metaphor for the Internet is this: a man-made multiverse of information, intellect, and imagination. I say “multiverse” for no reason apart from it being more fun and mysterious and futuristic-sounding; “universe” could be inserted [...]
Facebook is often an immense black hole of trivial rubbish and mind-numbing drivel. But that doesn’t stop us from using it all the time (well, me and about a billion other people). Certainly much good has come from the birth of this social media giant, but it’s also important to keep in mind that the [...]