Tuesday, March 15, 2005


As I went out home very early today, I could count just with a computer section of the newspaper of yesterday. Though, I could read an excelent article from Andrew Sullivan, The Times (O Estado de S. Paulo posted a summary of his article): Society is dead, we have retreated into the iWorld, I got really impressed with his sensitiveness and a new angle for seeing the advance of a user oriented technology:
"You get your news from your favourite blogs, the ones that won’t challenge your view of the world. You tune into a satellite radio service that also aims directly at a small market — for new age fanatics, liberal talk or Christian rock. Television is all cable. Culture is all subculture. Your cell phones can receive e-mail feeds of your favourite blogger’s latest thoughts — seconds after he has posted them — get sports scores for your team or stock quotes of your portfolio.
Technology has given us a universe entirely for ourselves — where the serendipity of meeting a new stranger, hearing a piece of music we would never choose for ourselves or an opinion that might force us to change our mind about something are all effectively banished. "

This is ironic, once you have a very user oriented world, you lack the sense or what is reality, mainly when you have lots of realities walking beside you. I believe we started to listen to appeals like those when first Walkman was launched, but this kind of user oriented technology were not as strong, with this power of maitaining everybody inside their own worlds and not discovering the newness of each other!
Relationship still matters! Even more!

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