Wednesday, April 7, 2010

BREAKING: Human Beings Obessive-Compulsive, Internet Enables Them

Posted By on Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 8:49 AM

food!
  • This morning's breakfast (boy am I fat).
In chapter a billion of the New York Times "The Internet AND YOU" series, we discover the hot new trend of "People Who Photograph Food and Display the Pictures Online" (seriously, that was the RSS headline). And no, they're not talking about stuff like this. The article is about people who feel compelled to photograph everything they eat and post it online... And that's it. This archival impulse doesn't seem to be about art or politics, but rather the universally dull urge to share a bit of ourselves with our fellow humans, just to feel better about the blunt finitude of life. The Times, speaking of one poor bastard:

When he lost his iPhone while visiting New York last month, he pleaded with exasperated friends to take pictures of his food and to e-mail them to him, lest his record be incomplete. “It was a nightmare,” Mr. Garcia said.

A nightmare. Next in the series is the hot new trend of people photographing their children and forcing you to look.

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