I began my 5 day experiment awakening to NPR on my internet radio box,
something I did each day. It is a way I can grab a quick snapshot of the world before
starting my day. As I wandered, dazed and confused through the house the Information
followed onto my Roku box in the kitchen where I started up HULU PLUS and selected
a nightline episode. The NPR continued blaring from the other room but that was OK
my wife soon joined me in the kitchen starting up a pot of coffee with Terry Moran’s
bobble head spitting information at us. I soon turned off the program when Cynthia
McFadden’s story wandered into the horrors of today’s society reporting on murder.
Back upstairs and into the bathroom where my iPhone met my Phillips media set and
NPR was back. Now streaming from my mobile App I listened to Morning Edition while
going through my morning ritual. After a relatively insightful article about the Ron Paul
and his plan to bring the troops home I grabbed my phone ending NPR for good, at
least for today. I joined my wife in the living room where she was scanning Facebook
and drinking coffee. I too decided to scan Facebook for whatever it is we all scan for,
but I used my iPhone. My wife and I grabbed the dogs for a walk and my time was up.
Now it was off to work, today it was raining so I opted to take BART, as my
motorcycle didn’t have its usual appeal. I hoped the 33 bus and opened up my
ROLLING STONE, a magazine which has been a partner of mine for years. The
friend I have made and grown to adore taught me about the Italian justice system in
Perugia where the lead detective is also the prosecutor, a system which ultimately failed
Amanda Knox. The article by Nathaniel Rich consumed me as I awaited the BART en
route to Alameda where my day of work would begin. Seven pages in its entirety it
carried me all the way to Alameda where it provided me with a conversation topic as a
coworker and I met disembarking...