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University of Toronto Mississauga
Communication, Culture and Technology
Shanta Nathwani

CHAPTER 3, TIME – page 57. Chapters before this are in the notebook. Pg 58 –> a moment is an atom of time. Pg 58 –> every time you look, the Now has gone. It might as well not be there. But it has to be there because, if the past has gone and the future isn’t yet, the Now is the only part of time that’s real. Yet we can’t put our finger on it. The thing that’s most real, the Now, escapes us. Pg 59 –> the web reminds us the fundamental unit of time isn’t a moment, it’s a story, and the string that holds time together isn’t the mere proximity of moments but our interest in the story. Pg 59 –> read it, it’s basically saying that the Web makes everything faster. Pg 61 –> the shape of instant messaging is determined by how it exists in time, and not just because IM requires the two conversants to be online at the same time. READ IT TILL PAGE 62. Pg 64 –> real world space is hard to move around in. Hyperlinks, on the other hand, enable our attention to fly off and provide no unifying theme beyond what seemed interesting for some reason. Pg 65 –> a story is an expression of how the world matters to us and thus interest, passion thread our time. Pg 66 –> what can be hidden in the real world – that our interests thread our time – becomes more obvious on the Web. When we’re on the Web, there’s no possibility of thinking that the threads are joined simply by the proximity of events like two entries on an uncomprehending fourth grader’s timeline. Pg 66 –> we’re more like the fish than the fisherman: we’re interested in what hooks us. Our interests control us more than we control them. Pg 68 – 69 -> the Web’s time keeps our conversational threads. They keep a history as a permanent resource that can be toured or mined. It is past, and present. But in the real world, the Now escapes us. the past and future moments are unreachable: you have to wait for the future moments to come, and once they’re gone, you can’t call them back. Pg 69 – it’s not all clear that our new distractedness represents a weakening of our culture’s intellectual powers, a lack of focus, a diversion from the important work that needs to be done, a disruption of our very important schedule. Distraction
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