The movie world, the music world, the entertainment world, the show-business world, the TV world, the internet world -- we live in a maze of worlds today, and all them seemingly connected by invisible wires. But this connectedness, this inter-connectedness, this hyper-connectedness, is this a good thing?
Well, if you've watching a good movie in a comfortable movie theater, you don't want to be interrupted by cellphones going off, iPads being activated or even people talking loudly. Right?
In a recent interview, the writer George Steiner spoke about "the constant din" that surrounds us 24/7 now in this postmodern high-tech world we have created. He was speaking of the need to find silence from time to time, to get away from the constant din of life.
And then Time magazine essayist Pico Iyer wrote a splendid op-ed...