Technology Makes Our Lives Easier

Just keep repeating that to yourself - "Technology Makes Our Lives Easier" - and maybe someday you'll believe it.

Meeting people - internet dating - a good thing? a bad thing?

Meeting people is good.  I think perhaps this internet dating thing isn't.

Are most people really that uninteresting?  Or is it that they won't (or can't) put any effort into describing themselves?  Or they don't understand the idea of "putting your best foot forward"?

Proliferation: linkedin, facebook, flickr, orkut, blogs (guilty), forums.  How can so many mechanisms be a good thing?

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., was right:

"Electronic communities build nothing. You wind up with nothing. We're dancing animals. How beautiful it is to get up and go do something."

(I've been trolling them dating sites again, as I seem to do periodically, and not being all that optimistic about it.)