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.)