Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Apology

Dear Readers,

I´m sorry if my last entry caused anybody to feel as though I am not thankful for the support we, as a band, have received via the internet. On the contrary, I am fully aware of the fact that bloggers and blog readers and other internet go-ers (not sure how to spell that out correctly) have been very crucial in our development, and I in no way cast shame on the downloading/internet community (of which I am obviously a part). Over the past several years I have met some of the most amazing people and enjoyed some really rare moments, all due to this strange exchange of ones and zeros.

I merely meant to express my concerns regarding the connection between technology and the coming future, and what it means in terms of disposability and decreasing human interaction. Perhaps I have a habit of living in the past. For example, a service like Netflix terrifies me because it means that nobody has to walk into a video store and actually talk to somebody to receive a video. The more we use technology to separate ourselves from other people, the more we become emotionally mute, and that, in my opinion, is the destruction of a supportive community. On the other hand, without services like Netflix (and the internet, of course) people who live in more remote areas would not have as much access to a variety of media, so it´s a bit of an even trade.

I still maintain the ideas expressed in the last entry, but at the time of writing it I was really pissed off and rather in a bad place, so my delivery might have been a bit negative. But now I am in a better place I think (namely Madrid) and feeling much happier about life.

So, in conclusion, I´m sorry if I appeared ungrateful, as I am very much the opposite.

Love,
Ramesh