A little girl came up to my door tonight dressed up as Amy Winehouse. It took me a second to realize that she wasn’t in fact a coked up witch, but instead the British singer.
I said, “Are you supposed to be Amy Winehouse?”
Her pale face (with this caked on white powdery stuff, seriously) lit up and her eyes got bigger and brighter and she gave me a big hug. “Thank you so much,” she said. “You’re the first person tonight to recognize what my costume is.”
And then she ran off. And I sighed at the state of the future.
We’re seeing an evolutionary change. The people in the next generation who are really going to have the edge are the ones who master the technological skills and also face-to-face skills…
We are changing the environment. The average young person now spends nine hours a day exposing their brain to technology. Evolution is an advancement from moment to moment and what we are seeing is technology affecting our evolution.
i don’t think i’ve ever read a book review before that evaded the actual book being reviewed for 3/4 of the piece. emily nussbaum certainly dampened any desire to check out john updike’s latest (her clear, CLEAR) intention, but it did spurn me to add the witches of eastwick to my “to read” list.
I agree. I really want to read The Witches Of Eastwick (especially after watching the fun, but ridiculous movie, review coming soon), but I guess I just need to get a copy of it first. The sad thing is I’ve had a copy of the sequel for about two weeks, weighing whether or not to read it first.
“The best measure of a blog is not how many people it reaches, it’s how much it changes what you do. Changes your posture, your writing, your transparency, your humility. What blogging has done for me is made me think. I get to think about how the outside world will understand something I’m trying to do, for example.”—Seth Godin interviewed by Josh Spear, Trendspotting (via somethingchanged)