Obama nam gewoon even een pauze

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The Documented Life: een artikel van Sherry Turkle in de New York Times van 2 dagen geleden dat niet alleen de selfie duidt, maar gezien de ophef rondom de selfie die president Obama maakte tijdens de begrafenis van Mandela ook nog eens bijzonder goed getimed is:

Technology doesn’t just do things for us. It does things to us, changing not just what we do but who we are. The selfie makes us accustomed to putting ourselves and those around us “on pause” in order to document our lives. It is an extension of how we have learned to put our conversations “on pause” when we send or receive a text, an image, an email, a call. When you get accustomed to a life of stops and starts, you get less accustomed to reflecting on where you are and what you are thinking.