Wednesday, November 23, 2011

World Wide WORLD

Nowadays, when one sees WWW, one thinks about the Internet, about online activity, about computers, about technology. It is the start of a web URL. It is the symbol of modern communications. It is virtual reality stealing away our desire for the real world by substituting the actual with the digital. A good friend of mine writes a regular technology column under that publishes reflections on technology and the real world. Her latest posting is a good reminder for those of us who spend a lot of time (or too much!) online at the expense of offline. Thanks Rosie for the tip. :)

While this is an ad for a carmaker, the message reminds us how important it is to take time to get up from our chairs, get out of our rooms, and to get into the real world. I like the way the video begins:

"People don't make a list of websites they want to see before they die." True. Very true.

Another great quote is that the Internet will still be ok without us. Next time, whenever you see "www," think not only of the world-wide-web, think of the "World Wide WORLD."


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