Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

Internet Addiction :: Offline Weekends

After my awakening as an Internet Addict, I decided to start experimenting with my relationship to the Web. Following after my inspiration and taking a year off isn’t exactly compatible with my role as a Technologist at an internet company, but while my hands are tied during the week, the weekends are still mine to toy with. As such, I have decided to spend my weekends offline for a while to see what lessons I might learn, and with a bit of luck curb the problematic ‘Internet reflex’ I’ve developed. I’ll be transcribing any relevant scribblings and thoughts here after each offline weekend.

(As one caveat to my ‘offline’ experience, I’m permitting myself access to my iTunes Match account — although it’s an online service, it’s more like just having a massive iPod, and I don’t really think it’s relevant or restrictive to what I’m trying to achieve anyway. So there!)

Dedication ::

 

Last night, I caught a link to the unveiling of the first Steve Jobs statue, a bronze affair unveiled yesterday in Hungary.

(I guess being single-minded, derided and adored in equal measure, and having a statue in eastern Europe are now par for the course in my estimation of genuine greatness.)

I just don’t feel the point of it. For anyone in the future who gives a fuck, my immediate thought, in a tweet:

Frank changed the way I hear every piece of music. Steve changed the way I perceive every digital product. That’s the legacy.

You don’t need a statue of someone like that. Their effect is already profound enough.