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Change is good

Mono Negative

Keeping one’s blog up-to-date is important and the same is true with the associated website! I felt mine needed a good refresh so I’ve implemented an upgrade and reorganised my site. I’d love to hear your feedback. If you think it’s better than before let me know.

As I’m not so active on Facebook I’ve moved my bird photos onto this site and you’ll find them here  I like taking time to write about the things that interest me – and my interests are varied and on occasion, unrelated – but  I want to spend less time online … this is a challenge for all of us I’d say.  I find Facebook has become just a series of anonymous videos for the most part as many friends ‘follow’ but do not post or like so therefore communication has become a bit one way. So I’m putting my efforts into this site. Such as they are.

I have new projects I’m working on and hope to share them here soon. Less time on line (I’m hoping) means more time for real world projects to be completed.

If all of this makes sense to you, please let me know. We’re all friends here.

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Live life then blog

It’s commendable that you’re reading this however, is there any risk that you (and I) are letting reality enhancing technology replace reality?
There are some suggestions that members of the Australian Olympics team spent too much of their time pre-competition blogging, skyping and social networking about what they were going to do before they’d done it when perhaps they should have been training or resting.
Are we spending too much time living our lives on-line to the real detriment of our actual lives? If blogs and commentary become all about what we might do or just reflect on what someone else is saying on another on-line space, do we risk thinking that on line is actually better than life?
On an old UK science-fiction/comedy tv show, Red Dwarf, one episode had the characters playing a virtual reality game called just that : Better than life. While they played, they failed to eat, drink or sleep. They logged on to BTL and logged out of reality. Their bodies almost died while they played a better life in their heads. A computer-intervention (ironic!) showed them the exit back to a more mundane but nonetheless real existence and thereby saved their lives.
Are we at risk of this fate? If so, our computers are unlikely the benign type that will ‘wake us up’.
I leave you to ponder the results of our swimmers and other athletes and decide for yourself. I have to go and have lunch with my husband. In the real world.