Transcribing an interview with Ian Upton, and heard a comment I made saying that the difference between life now and pre-internet (now 20 years ago) is that then I had to make an effort to be present, to stay in touch with people. Now the effort is to be absent. It takes a real concentrated focus to remove myself from communication with others. With everyone in constant touch with everyone else, it’s amazing any work gets done at all.
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Hhhm interesting, I posted this and a little side box popped up informing me I hadn’t added any tags, with a box for me to add some. Dutifully added a couple (presence, work), then … nothing, no “post” button, hitting enter key doesn’t work. I’m beginning to wonder if the designers here ever use this interface ..