Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Internet and ephemerality

"I'm amazed at the amount of time people spend on the internet. I'm not against technology, but all tools should be used to their best advantage. We should be spending our time on things that have staying power, instead of on the latest thought of the latest blogger—and then moving on quickly to the next blogger. That makes us more superficial, not more thoughtful."


Anonymous jeff weddle said...

I understand the point but in all honesty, I do get a bit tired of old guys picking on the internet. The internet has been one of the most powerful tools I've ever come across for helping me understand the Bible. I know it can waste time, so can books. To trash the whole medium smacks of curmudgeonliness, which is probably not a word.

7:53 PM, December 02, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

I understand, and curmudgeonliness is most definitely a word.

1:12 PM, December 03, 2009  
Blogger Sista Cala said...

I have to agree w/Packer and Weddle. At times I have been so into the 'net that I've had little time for family, friends, and real fellowship. And the Internet is certainly a gateway to superficial interactions with folk. But, the 'net has also made way for me to befriend, counsel, and minister to many that I had lost contact with over the years, as well as new acquaintances.

As with all things in life, one has to find & maintain a balance of real life and cyberspace.

3:31 AM, December 06, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Good points, Carla, and good to hear from you again.

11:12 AM, December 07, 2009  

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