Internet, over

Yo, I never thought I’d say this, but I’m bored with the internet. It shouldn’t be this way. Trump/Biden. Covid-19. China. Morocco/Israel. Current events are meh. Could it be me? Have I become boring?

Maybe it’s just information overload. Like, Israel and Morocco basically blessed each others’ occupations during the craziest year since…1989? 1991? 2001? 2003? It’s been awhile since we’ve had a year as crazy as this one. Israel might be 2020’s biggest winner (country-wise). I think China or the US is 2020’s biggest loser.

Currently reading Mann’s Buddenbrooks, but I’m only on page 32 (Woods’ translation). Also: parenting.

6 thoughts on “Internet, over

  1. I’ve become very bored lately too. It’s like all the political news is reheated leftovers that have been sitting in the fridge for a little too long. I don’t have writer’s block. I could write just fine if anything seemed worth writing ABOUT.

    • Agreed. Ho hum at the end of 2020. Who woulda thunk it?!

  2. Being bored with the internet is like being turned off by all women. Maybe try dating different internet sites!

    On a more serious note, I once had a friend who said she was ‘Not interested in history’ because ‘it was hard enough keeping up with now.’ We are no longer friends, and the lesson for me was, do your best NOT to keep up with now. Read timeless things. Don’t read ANYthing that came out in the past year. If it matters, you will hear about it. If it doesn’t, you saved time and gained wisdom.

    • Hahah!

      I could use some pointers for new sites. Right now there’s a small resurgence of new magazines/journals coming out that align with my interests, but I need something different. Maybe you can start up a new link series at NOL

    • I would be better suited to an annotated bibliography of books! And why they are more important than any Tweet. Which I will put on my to-do list…

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