It sounds like a new show on FOX network. I can see the self-important Project going on about putting cameras into ordinary windows to spy on people. The next big hit, no doubt, destined to make shows like Big Brother seem almost scripted and passe. Some days I feel like the only who is just so not into the whole reality tv thingy. When I worked for an outsourcer that did customer support for the provider for the 24-hour live web cams I actually followed a season or two of Big Brother, and a bit more enjoyably it’s UK counterpart. And frankly one summer when I was getting paid for it was more than enough of that kind of programming for me.
Privacy seems like almost a quaint notion, in this day and age when I am almost prudishly private in almost never including my face picture with most any project I am associated with. I am perhaps the only person I know who doesn’t have a web camera, because I don’t want one. Even with trying to be a participant in the constant global conversation that is always going on somewhere in cyberspace, I think that I value my privacy rather more than most people. I have to wonder if this folks who put their faces right out there, next to their names every single time, if they ever feel….well…over-exposed? I get it that we’re all eventually supposed to have our own 15 minutes of fame. But am I weird for not wanting my own mug to be displayed on everyone’s computer screen all over the world every single time I post something? Am I less successful for keeping my face somewhat more private? Or does privacy really mean anything at all in the Internet era?
My thanks to Quentin Karmark for suggesting today’s words.