Friday, September 15, 2006

"I" am online

"Our new intimacies with our machines create a world where it makes sense to speak of a new state of the self. When someone says, "I am on my cell, "online","on instant messaging" or "on the web", these phrases suggest a new placement of the subject, a subject wired into a social existence through technology, a tethered self. I think of tethering as the way we connect to always-on communication devices and to the people and things we reach through them."

-Sherry Turkle, sociologist.

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