Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I have three films out from Netflix that I keep meaning to return but I don't have time. Don't have time to drop them in a mailbox that is across the street from a subway I take every day? I can't believe I've evolved into a person for whom seconds of lag time (spinning ball) is intolerable.

When I was a junior copywriter (a minute ago) my copy was mailed to clients with stamps, which meant that revisions couldn't be done for a week, until client comments made their way back. Fine with me. Then the facsimile machine (fax to you) was introduced and there went long lunches and mid-week creative dept. trips to the ballpark.

I don't have time to check in with my bookmarked sites, so I have them fed to me on a reader. I don't have time to read most of them, so usually scan posted exceprts. I don't have time for a phone chat, so I text instead. I blog--partly because I don't have time to keep up with my friends, many of whom aren't even in advertising, but are kind enough to click through to this site just to make sure I am still alive.

Now, I find out--there's nano-blogging. A new service that limits your posts to one word. One word? What's next? We won't have time to use vowels? (George Tannenbaum predicts we'll be charged for them anyway.)


writer said...


Auntie Christ said...

and we've evolved to where?

joker said...