|Something unexpected and refreshing encountered by chance outside my bedroom window this morning...|
Friday, April 12, 2013
The meeks shall inherit the internet
I read this morning that the internet is undermining serendipity, that pleasant process of roaming about without clear purpose that allows chance free reign to surprise us with something unexpected and refreshing...
The net, so says this Guardian expert (http://alekskrotoski.com/), works against chance encounters of this kind by preempting and forging connections of all sorts between like things, providing the illusion of wandering, all the while moving us about its vast web like so many carriages on rails.
Not so the technologically-challenged meeks among us, I can’t help thinking.
Being one such challenged creature, who moves about the web as meekly as a geek moves about beyond it, I wonder if the truth of the biblical prophecy that the meek shall inherit the earth is at last being observed on the internet…
I wonder if the meeks like me, finding we've missed the web train we were supposed to catch on account of clicking once instead of twice, or twice instead of once, or right instead of left, or up instead of down, end up tripping over some overlooked treasure trove as we make our meek, meandering way through this vast network, falling off the rails and missing trains left, right and centre, without the technical wherewithal to decipher the timetable.
It’s a hopeful thought, at least, for all those meandering meeks like me...
Meanwhile, how fab is this flower growing in the rough and rubble of my neglected window box "garden".