Eclectic Curiosity

Technology and Time Poverty


Posted on January 6th, 2005, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

This article from Pacific Northwest Magazine at modern work life and how technology, urgency and multi-tasking are eroding much needed focus and contemplation. It’s a good article that raises several key points ultimately questioning if anything is actually getting more efficient and productive.

“Suppose you tape two empty toilet-paper rolls and take them over your eyes. Walk around like that, only looking through them for 30 or 40 minutes,” he says. “I guarantee you will collapse into a sniveling heap after a while because everything is a surprise. It’s our peripheral vision that keeps us located and ready for what may come at us.”

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