In lettura un libro, Slow media di Jennifer Rauch, che comincia bene. Lo stimolo giusto a guardare le proprie abitudine da una prospettiva diversa:
Not long ago, I found myself on the sidewalk in front of a friend’s apartment building in New York City, throwing rocks at her third-story window. My arm and aim were good enough to strike glass on the second floor, but her apartment was higher than that. I puzzled over how to get her attention. Wait for someone to come outside? Set off my car alarm? The problem was, she didn’t have a doorbell. The disappearance of buzzers is one of the ripple effects in our new communication environment, where many people assume visitors will use cellphones to announce their arrival—and some property owners don’t install doorbells, considering them optional. In the end, I hunted down a payphone to call my friend because while most pockets and purses hold digital devices, mine did not. The reason? After reveling in the wonders of digital media for 20 years, I had abandoned the Internet for six months and cellphones for a year.
Mi è venuta una grandissima voglia di fare un esperimento simile, ma non ci sono le condizioni ora. Mi riprometto di metterlo in agenda, anche se fosse per una settimana intera, non meno. Due?
L’autrice tra l’altro ha un blog dove continua a proporre contenuti sugli stessi argomenti. Abbonato. Subito.