( http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/comment/story/0,12449,1396485,00.html ) … ‘he had been walking peacefully, wrapped in a portable, personal bubble of sound. physically, he was out in the open air. birds were singing. the sun shone and the wind sighed in the trees. but he might as well have have been in a soundproofed basement. he was the living, breathing embodiment of the philosopher martin heidegger’s observation that technology is the art of arranging the world so that we don’t have to experience it. via snarky malarkey