Monday, June 08, 2009

Schizophrenic Conversations

The computer is the surest way to fragment the output of one's mind. Today, while sending e-mail missives to my job and occasionally remembering other e-mails I had to send to people regarding my son's imminent high school career, I posted blogs at Inkspot and Poe's Deadly Daughters--one regarding robots and their place in our future, and one about my weekend road trip.

If I go to Facebook or Crimespot, I'll continue conversations that I started there.

So are all of these conversations beneficial, or do they merely contribute to the growing problem (some theorists say) of people who think about many things shallowly to the detriment of their ability to think about one thing deeply?

Your thoughts?


Alan Orloff said...

When I have one of those days, the only thing I think deeply of is how scattered I feel.

Julia Buckley said...

I know what you mean, Alan. And yet I have that feeling that if I don't take part in some of the conversations, I'll fall under the giant wave.