It’s about time

A colleague pointed out a Telegraph article, flawed admittedly, listing 50 things being killed by the internet including [the art of polite disagreement], a skill long since forgotten in our office as any disputed fact is mercilessly researched to a solid conclusion in seconds.

I’ve browsed most of the entries in the piece, and read the inevitable brainless comments which follow, and have to conclude it’s just about the way we allocate time.

Number 14: I agree with particularly – Dead time. Gazing out the window, sitting and listening to music and not doing anything at all – I’d love to feel I have time to do that.

I must make time to read the paper, I must make time.....

I must make time to read the paper, I must make time.....

I’ve never been a big reader but now you are far more likely to find me me aimlessly browsing or checking email than picking up a new paperback or reading a ‘paper’.  I wonder how long THAT name will be commonly understood, as the lack of dead and down-time makes paper readers the quaint exception?


One Response to It’s about time

  1. Alex says:

    I have to say, I particularly liked the entry about the death of the ‘Innovations’ catalogue. Can anyone honestly tell me they’ve not spent a bored ten minutes on a dreary Sunday afternoon leafing through it, weighing up the benefits of solar-powered garden lamps?

    Let this be a prompt to all of us: Detach yourself from the internet occasionally.

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