“There was a time when I could live on just rice/But now that’s too frugal to stand up to my vice.” From I don’t need that anymore on the album Too Dumb to Quit.
Archives for March 2000
with this quote, from an interview published last week in Hour Magazine:
“In that environment [where money = power], the freedom of the internet is interesting, but I think it would be much more interesting to get inner-city youth computer savvy. It used to be that the underprivileged were about ten paces behind the privileged. Now, with technology growing at such a rate, the underprivileged are miles behind, and it’s growing wider day by day. If you’re not computer savvy at a time when people are buying stocks with a point and click, you’re doomed.” (from Hour’s interview with Henry Rollins).
I remember when I first hopped on the net it was all about access. I was a member of the local Freenet, and that was the issue. I miss that discussion. It’s important, even in the face of an ever-growing population of net users.
Dave (passerby) and Meg both talk about information overload. Picking up the thread, I’ve found that taking time away from mass media and particularly the net is a great rejuvenator. It doesn’t have to be in the trees, although that would be great. But I have recently taken two weekends away from the net and it has made a huge difference.