Friday, December 4, 2015

Pelted By Info's just that I think that I am getting tired of my information finding me. I liked it better when I had to go find out what I wanted to know.

The worst thing about paradigm shifts is that they are a little like continental drifting: you don't feel the shift happening until you are able to take a giant step from the Jersey Shore right onto the beach in Portugal.

All of a sudden, I don't need go out to do research in a library. If I want information, on say, drums, my Twitter feed throws it at me all day long, every day. No need to go to the music store or to subscribe to Modern Drummer magazine. News creeps up in the margins of my Facebook page. News just...stands there...waving its arms around and trying to get my attention. And succeeding.

It's like standing in the middle of a gymnasium full of people who are throwing ping pong balls at me, every waking hour.

It's just now starting to sting a little. How long before it actually drives me mad?

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