As soon as the topic “What do you see every day” came up, I thought about the iPhone. Mara beat me to it, but after a lot of consideration I’ve decided to go along the same lines: the computer … my MacBook. I took the picture with the iPad, in order to get the phone in the same frame.
This is what I see when I get up in the morning: the computer and a mug full of black, steaming coffee. I see my cat also. I don’t see my husband because he’d still be in bed.
Often I read discussions about how people seem to think being online is somehow ‘bad’ for you. There’s something called “internet addiction” and whatnot. I have people in FB that feel that they have to take time off from social media, but somehow they’re in there anyway. Already back in 1998 someone said to me: “Watch out so you don’t become Internet addicted!” Wow! It was a Swedish person who said it to me, and I think we/they are very quick to see all kinds of dangers or diseases everywhere.
Fast forward seventeen years; Okay, so perhaps I am addicted — so what?! If I sensed that I got some bad consequences from my use of the Web, then I’d definitely stay away from it. I don’t. If the Internet is down for a while, I don’t get convulsions, they don’t have to call the ambulance. I do get a little annoyed, but that’s about it.
The Web has been a beautiful addition to my life … to both our lives, really. It was the reason we met in the first place! I find having easy access to it, wherever I am, is enriching.
Share what you see every day! Write a blog post about it, leave a comment with the link here or in Nuvofelt’s blog.