Thursday, March 28, 2013

Day 81 of the 365 Days of Blogging

The author, Dane F. Baylis

Take Today To Rant...Let Off Some Steam!

Yes, I know...Like I needed permission for that one!

I've been spending much more time on-line since I reactivated my writing career. This has been a boon and a dilemma. I have found many new sources for learning and a broader community of other writers. But at what cost?
Along with a wider reach, audience, and opportunity to collaborate and share, there is also the time involved in all this. As wonderful tools as computers, smart-phones, digital readers and tablets may be, they are also an intrusion. So much so that, making a comparison of my quantity and quality of work produced with their assistance and intrusion was kind of shocking!
I actually noticed a boost in quantity but it was accompanied by a measurable sag in quality. Was this because of my advancing years and diminishing capacity? Or was it because of something else? I could extrapolate any result I wanted - being as I am not techno-phobic but still somewhat techno-resistant. (I tend not to adopt newer devices and methods until I can see a definite benefit in them for my purposes.) Either would have been pure conjecture and strictly based on my opinion.
So I went looking about for other, far more savvy opinions than my own. To this end I would like to submit a voice both sage and respected in the technology world, Kevin Kellyof Wired Magazine, speaking at the TED conference; and British author, Tom Chatfield, speaking at the Institute of Arts and Ideas. I could go on for days on this subject but I bow to far more eloquent authorities.
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In the, love, write.
Dane F. Baylis

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