This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to draw something that tells the time. Waif and his Dad both went for good old-fashioned analogue devices:
Gman’s clock also shows the temperature:
I haven’t worn a watch in years, and use my mobile phone to tell the time, if I really need to know:
And yes, my phone really is that basic. No iPhone or BlackBerry for me. Call me a Luddite, but I have no burning desire to join the ranks of the frantically hyperconnected. In fact, I am reading Richard Watson’s book “Future Minds” at the moment and kind of agree when he asserts that:
We think cellphones are connecting us, but they are turning us into a society of rude, impatient, narrow-minded, stressed-out, aggressive and isolated individuals.
Yes, mobile technology is useful, but I don’t think 24/7 connection is a good idea. Where is the time and space to think and reflect and to, well, just be sometimes?