Thursday, November 29, 2007

Slow Down!

Speed, notes journalist and author Carl Honore, has become a combining form: speed dialing, speed reading, speed walking, even speed dating. Modern life is stuck on fast-forward to such an extent, he notes, quoting Postcards from the Edge, that "even instant gratification takes too long." But there's a backlash brewing, he says, as everyday people start putting the brakes on. He concludes with the results of his own attempt to get in touch with his "inner tortoise."

Related, in search of the 4-Day Work Week

1 comment:

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

It reminds me of an old one-liner from comedian Steve Reich:

I made instant coffee in the microwave and I almost went back in time.