What’s really happening is that we’ve begun to fit the machines into an age-old technique we evolved thousands of years ago—“transactive memory.” That’s the art of storing information in the people around us. We have begun to treat search engines, Evernote, and smartphones the way we’ve long treated our spouses, friends, and workmates. They’re the handy devices we use to compensate for our crappy ability to remember details.
Well, imagine if after putting in a full day at the office—and school is pretty much what our children do for a job—you had to come home and do another four or so hours of office work. Monday through Friday. Plus Esmee gets homework every weekend. If your job required that kind of work after work, how long would you last?
Deve haver um limite para o quão más são as ações permitidas pelos videogames? Eu acho que não: se deve haver alguma regulação além da classificação etária, ela deve vir do próprio universo do jogo, não de constrições externas.
My initial surprise was replaced by a stark realization: as a 30-something skinnyish urban male there’s almost nothing I can wear that won’t make me look like a hipster. Such is the pervasiveness of hipster culture that virtually every aspect of male fashion and grooming has been colonized.
For someone already prone to rumination, malaise, and bitter, self-imposed isolation, hanging out at my house alone for hours upon hours every single day has been challenging, but I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of it.