Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Questioning time and technology

"If I look at the small device strapped to my wrist, the numbers, even the sweeping second hand, seem meaningless, almost ridiculous."

"There's another disadvantage to the use of the flashlight: like many other mechanical gadgets, it tends to separate a man from the world around him."

"We are preoccupied with time. If we could learn to love space as deeply as we are not obsessed with time, we might discover a new meaning in the phrase to live like men."

From Edward Abbey's 1968 book "Desert Solitaire"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"With the aid of one of their flashlights, I was able to find the trail again. Flashlights made all the difference from then on; but it was midnight before we reached the campground, the trail now littered by all the objects my new companions had been too exhausted to carry any farther." -James McConkey, What Kind Of Father Am I.

It's how you use it that matters.