Or, I think I have a media consumption problem
I went for a walk over lunch today. I put on my sunglasses, switched by iPod to The Decemberists and walked around town. (Generally I feel that it’s a good policy to walk further than the 10 feet from my car to the office door at some point during the day.) While I was walking I realized that I’m plugged in to some sort of audio or looking at a screen for at least 90% of my waking hours. 90% of the time, I’m getting some sort of audio or visual stimulus that’s not related to what’s happening in the physical world around me.
I turn on the TV news while I get ready in the morning, listen to an audio book on the way to work. I have three screens in front of me while I work, my headphones in my ears. I carry my iPod, phone, and iPad with me at all times. Within two minutes to walking into work or home, I’m logged in to my laptop checking e-mail or social media sites. Continue reading