Does it occur to you that as we once narrowly escaped from becoming couch potatoes while we were moronically zapping the tv remote control, since then we turned into e-zappers, the web browser replaced our tv, and the mouse replaced our remote control.
I thought I had made a smart move when I stopped watching tv and hooked into Internet instead. But to my agony nothing has changed much, I am constantly letting myself to the tide of my childish alter ego's curiosity, let my index finger makes semi-conscious decisions as I move from one hyperlink to another.
This is a huge problem as it brings no sense of achievement or completeness. Everything is cut half, nothing is finished, no article, no blog post is read to the end. There is ephemeral joy of addiction while I am e-zapping, but a sense of emptiness and loss of self when I get up and switch myself off from the virtual world.
There is something completely wrong about the way I use the Internet and I am going to change it. I believe there is a certain limit in the information load that we can comfortably cope with. At times we need space and focus to do our own number. Sometimes I tend to think that Internet is a monster, an information over-loader that needs to be harnessed by our consciousness before we let it to take over our ego.