Friday, March 15, 2013

The Timesuck of the Internet

How much time do you spend on the Internet and how productive are you? When you try and get something done on the Internet you are taking on the whole world. And the world pushes back and suddenly you cannot get the most basic thing done And you spend hours trying to get something accomplished. And it may be the only game in town but maybe there is a better way. Or try this. If everyone is there then who is really listening?

Take getting a job. Millions of resumes. You don't get any response. You get nothing. People send off resumes and nothing comes back. And yet you remain convinced this is the way to do it. Not necessarily. Maybe it is time to around the building and go in the back door. Lets say  the Internet is this huge building with only one entrance. The problem is not everyone can fit in that room. In fact a lot of people never even get up to the door because it is crowded.

That has happened on the Internet. You can tell. There are so many people trying to do the exact same thing that nothing happens. You get blown out by volume. Lets use a highway analogy. Too many people creates traffic and then you come to a standstill. Gridlock. This is what happens all the time on the net. The gridlock is you get drained out by the voices.

The challenge is to know when to walk away from the net and do the unexpected. You know. Like pick up the phone. I got something really radical. Go see someone in person. I bet you will have the whole place to yourself.

Rocket Man...the funniest novel since Russos Straight Man...Chicago Suntimes
 

Books by William Hazelgrove