Thursday, November 10, 2005

Eat, Sleep, Work, Consume, Die

Wired News: Eat, Sleep, Work, Consume, Die This article has a great, warm tone while questioning the constructs of our modern work life:
"Just because technology makes it possible for us to work 10 times faster than we used to doesn't mean we should do it. The body may be able to withstand the strain -- for a while -- but the spirit isn't meant to flail away uselessly on the commercial gerbil wheel. The boys in corporate don't want you to hear this because the more they can suck out of you, the lower their costs and the higher their profit margin. And profit is god, after all. (Genuflect here, if you must.)"

4 comments:

Andrew said...

I've discovered your blogs, Jeremy! Interesting stuff. Have you heard of the book "In Praise of Slow"? It's on my 'wishlist', and your post reminded me to look for it again.

Jeremy said...

Hey, which Andrew is this? I know three...not that it matters too much.

My buddy Greg just recommended this book to me earlier this afternoon! Two in one day -- it must be fate.

Andrew said...

Sorry, should be more specific. It's Park Andrew, if that helps; but perhaps all three Andrews tend to run into you at the park with their kids!

Jeremy said...

Gotcha! No, I don't have any other kids-in-the-park Andrews. Thanks for dropping in -- please comment any time.