May 16, 2006

a rant...

It is by nature that communication via the internet be mostly on the technical side rather than on the aesthetics. It is because of the digital revolutions that the world has become smaller. There are so many so called experts in various fields because they have managed to latch onto the latest catch phrases of an industry and get on their soap boxes to spread the word even further. It is all about how to do this or make this look like that, via photoshop or some trickery. No one spends time to figure out the process on there own. They hit the forums on the internet, ask questions and get answers. Often times, the execution is perfect, but much lessor times does the result ever have any soul.

I bring this up because of the forums I frequent and see all the vast knowledge being freely passed back and forth. I think the internet is a great tool for communication. But often times all the banter is about technology. Getting from point A to point B in the quickest, shortest possible way to reach your destination. When I used to ride motorcycles cross country, I often opted for the back roads, the roads less travelled. Sure the interstate would get you to your destination in the shortest amount of time, but your losing out on the things you don't see and experience.

Is the world becoming more Type A? Will all of our wisdom come from what we've initially read on the internet? Where has romance gone?

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