The Prodigal Consumption of

Eating time TIME


You cannot conserve time. You can waste time.

Time can't be saved, but it can be wasted. You can watch it flow
by. You can use it wisely. You can't put it into bottles
for later consumption. You can't direct it
into storage batteries where it will passively
wait for you to use it some other

We could have done things before that we can't do now.


You can consider
the future
because it will
eventually become
the present.
You can bethink
the past
because what has happened before
has profoundly affected
the present.
But you can only
the time
that is
the present.
Neither the future nor the past are within your reach. You can only act in
the present.

We can do things now that we can't do later.

use, v. 1. to employ for some purpose; put into service. 2. to avail oneself of; apply to one's own purposes. 3. to consume, expend, or exhaust.

Time flows at a continuous
rate. It is upstream, it is passing
through your fingers, it is downstream. Your
feet are anchored and the flow
is relentless.
It is here, it is gone.

"You are just a vapor that appears for a little while
and then vanishes away."
- The Apostle James James 4:14

"We are condemned
to kill time:
Thus we die
bit by bit."
- Octavio Paz Cuento de los Jardines

"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend."
- Theophrastus From Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

What are you doing here?

The term quality time represents a false
distinction. All time possesses the same
degree of excellence. What
we view as the presence or absence of quality is
the manner in which we ourselves utilize it.
never lacks quality.

Unplug. Read a book. Think.

Don't click here. People think that because things happen faster

faster communication,
faster transportation,
faster food,
faster everything

we have more time. We don't. We have the same amount of
time as everyone has always had. We just
use it differently.

surfeit the 'netbinary overdose

Eating timeYou are doing it now. Stop it. What is wrong with you? Don't you get the message? Get a clue. Think about it.

Time is not
a renewable resource.

Don't click here. Don't go
deeper. The internet isn't as bad
as television
yet. The purpose of television

is to sell products, not to inform or educate. It is a tool of
propaganda intended to work actively
on passive minds. The Internet is

turning into The Internet is turning into
something very much like television. Now you are
active Click! now you are in control Cookie!
now you are the one making the choices Banner Ad!
but slowly the Internet is becoming Pop-up!

what television what television is now. Interactive
television is not interactive. The Internet
is not interactive television
yet. But
Clicking on the Internet
will be like changing channels on a
television set. It is all a matter of


Thus we die
byte by byte.
I hope this was worth your
time. You can write me at .
It's not too late to stop.
Don't come back.
"For thogh we slepe, or wake, or rome, or ryde,
Ay fleeth the tyme, it nyl no man abide."
- Geoffrey Chaucer Canterbury Tales