Humans have always been Social Like Um Humans have always Needed Water to live. But maybe humans Are doing Too much Social And it's Killing 'em Like Too much Water Is a little Um Detrimental.
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They dangle it From up high. Through the rippling Surface, You may see the sun And think this Easy manna from Above. But Beware beautiful Brave soul For attached to The prize Is a hook And attached to the hook May soon be you. In our modern existence We carelessly tag this Click bait As … Continue reading Soul Bait
Our modern-shiny-bright Digital world Is stuffed full of imperatives. The language of the era Might be described the Casual imperative 'Click here' 'Sign up' 'Down load' 'Enter your details' And we do And we are diminished. Never forget To negate the imperative With a well-thought 'Get lost'
I've been ill. I've had a lingering ailment for a couple of weeks and at the weekend it developed into a full-blown flu/virus type thing. So off went the computers, the office door was firmly closed and I took to bed accompanied by some of my favourite books, ancient Indian philosophy, a George Harrison autobiography, … Continue reading We Become Automata
(for Kitty Sterling) Kitty said Leonard said That thing about Cracks and light Getting in. Kitty said That modern society's problem Is that the cracks Have been filled in And papered over In the name of Convenience And Progress
I'm going to sound like a proper Luddite - or maybe because it's because I live in a part of the country that appears not to be considered in such initiatives - but I'm going to rail against free wifi. Free wifi on trains is great for busy commercialists who need to get things done … Continue reading Zombie Screen Face
Time was When My mind was free To roam To choose delights Upon which to settle Free to contemplate Deepest mysteries Of philosophy And our world That is Because she had Time. She was the Mistress of her own Delectation She might spend hours Pondering the meaning Of a single word Or a fleeting instant … Continue reading Twitter Is Killing Me
Just like the internet In general Social media fails to fulfil Its original promise When we first leapt Naively onto this bandwagon - Eyes wide shut to the Dystopian possibilities - We found Love, friendship Laughs, self-expression. We found humanity Evolved. And we loved it. Now that potential Lies wasted on the floor Ink-stained silk. … Continue reading Twitter-You-Bore-Me
If you were to have entered that room you would certainly have been taken aback. In fact, it was much less a room, more a cavernous space. Within, there was an unfathomable number of little beings rushing around, busily engaged in various tasks. They - the beings - were odd-looking. All were naked, although the … Continue reading Strange Deliberations of the Fates