This article by Wired is destined to be an all-time classic. A milestone of reality, when we realized that what the Internet means to us as human beings has irrevocably changed.
You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. During breakfast you browse Facebook, Twitter, and The New York Times — three more apps. On the way to the office, you listen to a podcast on your smartphone. Another app. At work, you scroll through RSS feeds in a reader and have Skype and IM conversations. More apps. At the end of the day, you come home, make dinner while listening to Pandora, play some games on Xbox Live, and watch a movie on Netflix’s streaming service.
You’ve spent the day on the Internet — but not on the Web. And you are not alone.
Extremely well written, a must-read for anyone remotely bothered about how our we’re evolving from browsing the Internet to actually being connected to it.