“WE’RE ALL SLOWLY DYING IN FRONT OF COMPUTERS”: UX LESSONS FROM POMPOUS SONG LYRICS
I heard a song once, by a singer/songwriter who calls himself Passenger. I don’t know if it’s my thing or not. Some of the lyrics can tend to be too preachy for me.
And in keeping with his borderline-preachy style, in the song Scare Away The Dark he sings the line
We’re all slowly dying in front of computers
And it makes me think, “Why’s that so bad?” and “Why ‘in front’?”
Why’s it so bad to slowly die in front of a computer?
A computer is technology.
“Technology.” 👻 Woooo! It’s almost like the word “chemicals.” People don’t say these words to refer to all technology, or all chemicals. They say them to refer to the complicated types. The types with questionable positive impact on health and society. Pesticides, Facebook, unpronounceable ingredients, smart phones.
But these words mean much more than that. My body is made entirely out of chemicals. And my brain is programmed
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