On our trip to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington I helped guide our way using my IPhone and the Google maps app. I was having fun watching our pin move along Highway 101, going around curves as we drove around the same curves. My wife said “Look out the window!” Oh, yeah – there’s Sequim Bay and lots of trees. “But look, this app is tracking our every move!” I said.
I have to admit I keep my nose stuck in too many screens. I guess Nick Bilton of the New York Times Bits Blog feels the same way. His New Year resolution is not to be quite so reflexive in grabbing a gadget to record and mediate his experiences.
I can relate, Nick. I may have to add this to my non-existence list of resolutions. So, now I have a list:
- Get more done
- Don’t be such a geek and look around
Who’s with me? Of course, then I wouldn’t be able to share this cool photo of the bay and Olympic Mountains: