Tuesday, August 24, 2010

And they even relate this to a study done on rats...

Woohoo! Another article in the NYTimes about overdoing the tech bit. Take a look.

Would you be like the gal at the gym with the ipod, tv, and iphone? Gee, I don't even listen to the tv. I'm there to feel the workout. Or maybe my aging brain just needs more "downtime" than these other folks ;)

It's an interesting world out there. Keep your eyes open! :)

6 comments:

Mary said...

Thank you for the wonderful link. I cannot abide immersing myself in technology. It makes me nervous. Of course, I don't NEED to stay in touch or up to date as I am out of the workforce.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Hi Mary,
I think that you've hit on the point: most of us don't NEED to stay in touch constantly or up to date, technologically! As long as we can be reached (even by answering machine on a land line) and have some way of checking the news, it's fine. Knowing who just got kicked off a reality show or downloading the latest phone app isn't a necessity. It just taxes our brain.

We've been having some wonderful cooler weather, some rain, and strong breezes lately. I awoke, not to an iPod, but to the sweet sounds outside my window. I think that it's the gal in the article who is missing something.

Have a wonderful day!

MyStory of HiStory said...

It's sad - the lengths people will go to in order to avoid eye contact, social interaction & silence. When I look at the woman in the article I see someone who has "virtually" admitted herself into solitary confinement.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Hi MyStory,
I had not thought of it that way! You've hit on another aspect of this "tech" world!

Maria said...

I totally agree. I am a runner. I do 5K races and just run to run outdoors. Most people I see nowadays have their i-pod on when they run. They tell me it makes them work harder when they listen to certain music. But for me, I run to get away from the noise - I want the quiet time in nature at 6:00 in the morning. It is my only quiet time so I take advantage of it. Besides the fact when you run on the streets like I do, you can't hear cars coming when you wear an I-pod.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Hi Maria,
Being out in nature and exercising is a great way to get in that mental break that we need, a what better way to get ready for the day?!