As usual, it’s been too long since my last post. Some random commentary on the quickened pace of change. I was out for an evening walk in my neighborhood tonight, and became curious how far I’d walked. When I came home, I popped onto Google Maps and plotted in my route using the Get Directions feature, and voila – I had the distance walked. It wasn’t that long ago that I would go out in the car and retrace my steps after a run to see how far I’d gone. Probably as recently as 2004 or 2005, that was a very logical thing to do. Five years later, my body has aged enough that I walk instead of run to preserve what’s left of my joints, and technology has advanced enough that the interwebz have replaced the car in such a simple function. Soon enough, I suspect, I will become one of the quantified selves whose devices monitor these activities automatically. In fact, I was also thinking tonight about the Fitbit, which I’m eager to try out….if only it were out in time for Christmas.
…spending this evening thinking a lot about the scarcest resource of all: time.