In better words ...

Chris Anderson's tweet reporting on the failure of his life-logging project received over 800 retweets, over 1100 likes, and many responses. That's a lot, though considering that Anderson has over 170,000 followers on Twitter it's perhaps not an overly large number. Some of those responses tried to convince him that lifelogging really was meaningful, while others congratulated him on reaching the obvious conclusion. Rob Majteles tweeted a snippet from a poem by E.E. Cummings (which shows up in other reports on this, and I guess other, topics):

While you and I have lips and voices which
are for kissing and to sing with
who cares if some oneeyed son of a bitch
invents an instrument to measure Spring with?
I suppose that those short lines successfully encapsulate the gist of this entire column, and Cummings reached his conclusion without ever having access to digital tools that "measure" us.

Go to: The unbearable tedium of life-logging.