You know how some people still insist that spending a lot of time online is sad? How living much of your time online means you must be a pathetic stay-at-home with no life? (If you don’t hear people say this, you obviously hang out with geeks and rarely meet “normal” people these days.) Obviously, they’re not aware of how online links can enhance this oh-so-important “real” life.
Case in point: Wednesday’s sunset in London. It was a rare stunner, and I stood on Euston Road gazing west at the distant square of visible glow between the buildings, as everyone around me rushed, rushed. But then I went to a class, went home, and forgot all about it. Until people started posting photos of it online and I could remember it again. Dan took one, someone else was up in the London Eye (via 2lmc spool), and others saw it from Shoreditch.
Sharing events with other people, whether online or off, makes life so much richer. Not only did I see McSweeney