January 18, 2011

New Year's Resolution: Spend Less Time on the Computer

If aliens landed on Earth they would assume that humans worship glowing screens.

Facebook as Religion

Over the holidays I saw a man walking through a mall in Boston, lovingly cradling his iPad, looking at the screen with reverence and love, oblivious to reality taking place around him.

I find this approach living troubling and distressing.  It's akin to reality TV - sitting and watching other people live their lives rather than having a life yourself.

Immaculate Connection

I know it is ironic to announce this on the web, but I have decided to spend less time in cyberspace.

I am looking forward to writing fewer blog posts and more letters, spending fewer lunch breaks in front of a screen and more outside, and embracing the here and now of physical reality rather than an untouchable cyber one.

January 1, 2011

On the Road with a Polaroid - Shifting Horizons

From the Archive | Polaroid

Somewhere Between Palo Alto and Cambridge, Circa 1978
During my freshman year at Stanford University, I bought a Polaroid OneStep camera to document my life and travels.