Saturday, 7 May 2011

Internets


Of late, as my assignments take me deeper into the heart of environmental darkness, I have begun to feel a bit uncomfortable. About the internet. Talking to a software firm and trying to reason server spaces and consumption of energy I felt it for the first time. Hitting the head against a wall, yes, and also what I have started calling information consumerism.What do we do with so much information? The wastelands of the information dump are immense and frightening. Do we even begin to think about them yet, or do we just enjoy posting nonsense statuses. And as it happens, when you think about something, all the facts start piling up, as if by magic and you begin noticing them. I came across this infographic and it send shivers right up to my index finger and froze it, mid-click.

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