Our use of the Internet not only reconfigures the wiring of our brains, as a new study shows almost every week now. It’s also changing our moral code, specifically as that code is reflected in etiquette, and more specifically the etiquette of personal communication. There are now rules of email….
This is absolutely true and at least 40% of my brain resents it.
I love emails (and letters) and conversations that feel like long walks in the woods, with directions, detours, observations, pauses. They are as important to my health and well-being as actual long walks in the woods, which, yes, are also probably a violation of the crowdsourced iFuture socialnet.