How many whatzits in my whozit?
This may come as a shock, but I am essentially a Neanderthal in a cave with a bright box and dialup.
I get my news from reading the daily paper cover to cover (after throwing out the sports section) and listening to NPR on the not bright box. My satellite doesn't receive most of the things listed in the TV Guide and I wouldn't watch them if it did. I have seen all the reality I can stomach, and there were no winners...Except for breaking technology & science little changes in the human condition. Once you know the names of the current players and what their positions are, its the same old game. (Guess I do follow 'sports'
) From the local burglar to the hacker to the CEO that belongs in prison, its just a matter of scale and grasp.
I fill in the gaps reading about 1/3 of the Time mags that pile up in the bathroom, surfing when I have the time/feel like it and doing my best to engage others in conversation (God be praised for the invention of the pub). If I spend all my time reading about the news others are making, when will I find time to make news myself? How much information is enough? How much is too much?
I was incredibly blessed with the opportunity to speak with Barbara Jordan for a fleeting moment back when I aspired to a life in public affairs. I wanted her to know how much she had inspired me to be of service to the people. She pierced me with those unwavering eyes and asked me, "That's wonderful...what are you DOING about it?" I have spent the rest of my life trying to live up to an answer to that question.
So tell me, when in the world do you find time to read all that stuff? For me, I guess RSS stands for 'Really Slow Surfing'.
See you in the funny pages...