Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Internet -- pro, con

So. The Internet is good for us. Not always.

Quick fact: 35 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube every minute. Most of those rack up zero views. What a colossal waste of time.

Question: did the computer make us better writers? Did the eraser?

Headline: the Kindle is the best selling product in Amazon’s history, outselling even Harry Potter stuff.

Prediction: someday soon, over 200 million people will call themselves ex-bloggers. Yes, there are 120,000 new bloggers every day. But more than that go dark. The blog is where elephants go to die.

Smart phones. Tablets. That’s the future. Like plastics used to be when Dustin Hoffman was a boy.


paula said...

Now wait a minute! Don't even think of going dark! How do you expect your regulars to get through the day with B of A?

The South Plainsman said...

Maybe it is good that we are getting so old.

I posted on my blog yesterday for the first time in months.

Nobody will pay attention, though.


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