As I was sitting in a tram on my way home today, I was catchinng up on my
news feeds, as usual, and I dug into an article on CNET called Untangling
your digital life (while embracing it). At first it appeared to me like
it was going to be just another essay lamenting how we, as a society, are
becoming increasingly captivated by our devices, more and more ignoring
the world around us; probably even offering some ideas on what to do about
it. And in a way, it turned out to be just that.
As I have just now realized, I do enjoy reading this kind of essays.
Maybe I look at them as cautionary tales, to make sure I don't become as
addicted to tech as these people seem to be. Even more likely, it's
because I am (at least to a certain degree) aware that I waste way too
much attention on my phones and computers, and somewhere, in the back of
my mind, I am probably hoping to find some answers in articles written by
people who are apparently just as clueless as I am in this regard.
That's not the thing that spurred me to write this post, though.
Nope, the thing I wanted to write about is the massive privilege overload
present in a single paragraph of this article.