Sunday, January 30, 2011

Are We Bored Yet?

image courtesy of izqrdo

We usually attend conferences to learn new, interesting information. James Ward, in contrast, created the Boring 2010 conference. The "boring" topics ranged from the English breakfast to Mr. Ward's tie collection to sneeze counting, all topics which examine everyday life. One of the attendees, Ms. Jo Lee said, "We're all overstimulated," and "I think it's important to stop all that for a while and see what several hours of being bored really feels like."

Here is a recent article on attention deficit disorder due to technology, which continues the theme of a surfeit of information for today's consumers:

It is surprising that consumers long to be bored, yet understandable due to too much information. Would you like to be bored, and if so, by what?

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