Friday, July 24, 2009


This issue’s trend can usher in chronic fatigue syndrome with a first reading of Lance Winslow commentary on the speed of our lives and the possible “dumbing down” of our culture. Observe the number of Dummie titles out there---nearly 2000.

Most people now read or skim thru the newspaper in under 8 minutes and the TV News segments are down to 4-minutes between commercials, but did anyone notice? Most people are reading their daily industry news online, on their cell phones between meetings or at any free moment, once again scanning the headlines.

The latest trends in 2008 and 2009 are things we may have never considered a couple of years ago. Now folks are micro-blogging to save time. Folks are now book marking articles or websites on the internet that they will never read, scanning thru their emails 100s of them each day deleting half to two-thirds of them. The average citizen no longer has time to read a book, if they cannot get the information in 4-5 minutes with a nice bulleted presentation, see ya!

One has to ask if these noticeable trends are helping or hurting society or civilization, but with all this Data Smog it does not look good. This is getting to be a time management crisis and we are going to have to do something to slow down humanity so they can smell the new holographic 3-D roses on their high-definition, surround-a-sound living room TV that was searched and found on Google in .002456 seconds.

What is your answer to Winslow’s question: "One has to ask if these noticeable trends are helping or hurting society or civilization?"

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