Monday, October 06, 2008

The Public Eye

Technology can multiply the ways in which we reveal ourselves to the world, but it cannot make the revelations interesting. It can allow us to record every second of our lives, but it cannot ensure that anyone cares.

We are streetlamps burning bright on a road no one travels. We are one-person parades that nobody cheers.

8 comments:

Preeti said...

Been reading too many blogs lately?

Annamari said...

..or on-line dating?

blewgenes said...

since you and the Kashkari guy have atleast a few commonalities, getting in the public eye in a big way is not a far away dream for you :-)

MockTurtle said...

Bemoaning the dropoff in comments?

km said...

We are streetlamps burning bright on a road no one travels

Which answers the age-old question, "If a streetlamp burned on an empty road, would it still be bright?"

Confused & Baffled said...

We are one-person parades that nobody cheers.

and some have started to take time out from shouting self-slogans, and are becoming aware of the loneliness.

Falstaff said...

preeti: Something like that.

annamari: No! Perish the thought.

blewgenes: I don't think being in the public eye is worth getting stuck with the worst job in the world.

mockturtle: Huh? Now why would I do that?

km: Yes, exactly. Take that Socrates.

confused: Errr...ok.

MockTurtle said...

Thought that was what you meant by;
"It can allow us to record every second of our lives, but it cannot ensure that anyone cares."
"We are one-person parades that nobody cheers."