I left school early last Monday with a splitting headache. After sleeping for about five hours I was awoken by my mother asking if I would like to run an errand with her at Target. On our way there it occurred to me I had yet to check my twitter feed, email, and facebook since the night before.

I spent the next 15 minutes trying to steal borrow wi-fi from the local businesses.

I was waiting on information from a few emails, especially from United Camera, who I sent my camera to for repair. Even if an email appeared in my inbox from them, saying my camera was being shipped back, there is nothing I could have done with that. It would not have made a difference if I read such an email there in the car, or two hours later at my house.

I know this. Yet I still itch for live updates. It makes me wonder what it would be like if things weren’t so fast. Maybe I would have never found so much joy in photography. I have only developed film a few times, but that is enough for me to decide I would rather plug in a memory card.

Some argue that things like text messaging, twitter, and facebook have negative impacts on society. And maybe I should ease up on checking my twitter feed. But, I say anything that helps someone share what he or she has created can only be positive.

take a picture,

jack pope


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