you know I can’t quit you baby
but I gotta put you down for a while
//thinks Wait, I should check out my ‘hiatus’ tag….
…..aaaaahahaha oh my God, this is so sad and pathetic
That should have told me right there something was wrong ages ago, it looks almost exactly like my old, old journal entries repeatedly resolving to quit drinking, no really, this time, for good now. — Addicts! We’re all fucking virtual junkies. I used to think the idea of online addiction was stupid, unless it applied to compulsive gambling or porn-viewing or something, but no, we’re all lab rats scrabbling for the bright shiny crack now. Books, movies, short films, hell, even four-minute-long rock videos — too long! too much attention required! Vine: for when those UTU snippets are just too long. God bless the new order. We love Big Brother because we are Big Brother, endlessly eavesdropping on our own new fake selves.
God I need a break.
Follow my doings here if you so desire.
I guess it comes down to what you value about human intelligence and, by extension, human culture. Do you believe that intelligence is a matter of tapping into huge amounts of information as fast as possible — being “more productive,” as the Wired writer says — or do you think intelligence means stepping back from that information, thinking about it, and drawing your own conclusions in a calm, thoughtful way? My own feeling is that I’d rather have less information and more thoughtfulness. I certainly want information, but information isn’t an end unto itself. Human intelligence is the ability to make sense of that information.
The Sun Magazine | Computing The Cost
He’s got away from us, Jack.
Taking a break.
reblogged from i12bent
Leave it to i12bent to post the perfect “off we go into the sunset” music. See ya, y’all.
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd: E Luxo So - from Jazz Samba, 1962
Personnel: Stan Getz, sax; Charlie Byrd, guitar; Gene Byrd, guitar and bass; Keter Betts, bass; Buddy Deppenschmidt, drums; Bill Reichenbach, drums
Hey all, I’m going on a hiatus (again!) for health reasons (I’m disabled) - I’m not deleting this or LEAVING TUMBLR FOREVAH (ahahaha, no, I’m addicted), I just need to slow down for a while. I’ll be back, don’t know when, but see you on the flip side. Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd take us out in the next post….
I’m going to try that cutting-back-on-social-networks-for-Lent thing again — yes, I know there’s not that much of Lent left, thank you. I just need a bit of a break from the Internet to sort some things out, and I want to do something different with this Tumblr, altho I’m not quite sure what yet. But I’ll be back — see you in May!