Tuesday, October 07, 2003


meredith has posted some interesting thoughts on looking - the way we watch the internet.

Yesterday boynton's five year old nephew stared in wonderment at a screen pitched at kids with the usual suspects of slow loading cartoon animals bouncing to a wiggly sort of tune - and when all the flash elements finally settled, declared
Isn't that amazing - it's a screen, and it's a picture!

boynton is less inclined to embark on a blind journey on the internet nowadays - for instance - to amble politely through a gallery in a linear pathway that has been marked by a curator with only two choices: > and <. This may be a consequence of blogging and being in the loop of the relentless info chase. The info overload seems to need an overview, a DIY filter. To negotiate the array of choices you either go for the random or plum for the thumbnailed survey. Sped up speed reading - is the scanning, browsing attention span getting shorter or sharper?

See also the the Glancing project at Interconnected

Glancing: An application to allow ultra-simple, non-verbal communication amongst groups of friends online. ...It lets you "glance" at them in idle moments, and it gives all of you an indication of the activity of glancing going on. Notes on Glancing

Comments: looking

Four-thousand and seventy-six cheers for this post. One which fell on quite an appropriate time—a time marked for near-future remembrance and thought-fancy.

Once, while walking along a deserted street, I spotted a little red book—not that one—in a window which explained to journalists when they-should and should-not use the hyphen. The book appeared to have-been published around the turn of the more-interesting-to-me centuries—the Oughts, if you will—making it all the more-intriguing, indeed. I still thirst for a perusal, if only to brush-up a bit.

Besides, this all holds ←Back-Next→ in regard, sort of. Where did I leave my hat...
Posted by .es at October 8, 2003 06:26 AM

I think you left your hat ← on the other hand maybe I saw it → hiding under the hyphen.

(many thanks for showing me the → to the html coat.)
Posted by boynton at October 8, 2003 11:42 AM

Ooh the glancing project is very interesting.
Thanks boynton.
Posted by mcb at October 8, 2003 05:23 PM

I get more reading done when I glance and glimpse at the same time. Glampsing.
Posted by Tony.T at October 8, 2003 06:17 PM

I love it.
Posted by mcb at October 9, 2003 09:02 AM

Glampsing sounds like a variety of Tea, T.
Posted by boynton at October 9, 2003 01:16 PM

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