My Morning Whine

via Hugh MacLeod
I like this cartoon. While I’m not quite ready to give up blogging, I can see how that day might arrive. There are many arguments to be made for and against. I’ll limit myself to one against, for now. I’m tired of how insular the activity can be. There’s an entire world inside these networked machines, and the more energy one gives to it the deeper one sinks.
Lately, I’ve been reminding myself that there’s also an entire world out there, the real world. Even something as simple as picking up the phone, instead of firing off another email, helps me connect on a more human level than this medium allows. Maybe that’s why Skype took off. It has the advantages of online community, but with a more human touch.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.