Some things that I read about last week…
1) 31% of Americans aged over 18 years-of-age spend 5 hours per day on a computer, tablet device or smartphone.
2) Anders Breivik, the man responsible for killing 69 people in a shooting and another 8 in a bomb attack in Norway, ‘trained’ for the attacks on ‘Call of Duty’
3) Want to grow your own food with almost no effort whatsoever? Then try out iGrow, a virtual allotment being offered by a farm in the UK. You pick what you want to grow using your iPad or other device, get someone else to plant it, water it and look after it and grow it and tell them when you’d like it harvested.
Yes, very convenient, but surely this misses the whole point about growing your own food, gardening or life in general. If everything is instantly available then nothing has any meaning. If something requires no effort then it has no value and if something is too easy there is no pleasure to be gained from it.