I’m currently on a train back from Edinburgh to London and I have had … not really an epiphany or realization, but an interesting thought. Of the fifty-five people in our group, fifty of us, myself included, have iPods in our ears. Half are on laptops and some (me) are fooling around with BlackBerrys or iPhones. What brought on this thought was the discovery of an outlet that would allow me to plug in said BlackBerry and blog.
We are crippled without technology and the internet.
Why can’t we do anything without the internet? Why are we so dependent on technology? There’s no real reason for it. I brought a book. Can’t focus on it. I brought Ensnared. I have only two more parts to write before it’s finished. Can’t write. Words not coming. I have five friggin hours on this train and all I can do is listen to music and rant on a blog post. What is productive about that? Well, I’ll have another whiny blog entry, but I’m going to be honest, I’d rather have another part of Ensnare complete.
People in my generation are sucked in. They sit in front of whatever screen they prefer and let the pull of the movie, the song or internet leap through and glue them to the chair. We don’t know what to do with ourselves without a screen of some kind. Even with books. People aren’t stopping reading, they’re just reading on iPads and Kindles. I do it too. My Kindle and my laptop are my most prized possessions. My one small rebellion is the fact that I rite everything completely longhand on paper. Other than that, I’m a 21st century girl.
Try not to get too trapped. I’m going to try to write.