"A Slower Internet... requires that dissimilar tasks occur in a diversity of spaces on a multitude of devices. Living with information does not mean that we have to give any type of machine a monopoly over our attention. Slower Internet is a process of cultivating a garden of machines that fit localized, individual desires."
"It’s important to emphasize that for certain members of certain groups, online is non-negotiable. Total disconnection is not only unsustainable for most people, but can also be an unnecessary act of self-sabotage. Wherever you fall on the spectrum of leveraging the network for social good, having control over your attention can only make your efforts stronger. I refuse to believe otherwise. Take the morning. Hell, just take the first hour of the morning. Make a plan. Own your attention. A lack of ownership of attention can only make you a weaker leader."
The recorded surfer said if outsiders keep coming to the bay, “we’re gonna keep on burning them and making them have a bad session,” he said, referring to cutting others off on a wave. “Because we’re gonna stick together like a pack, cuz we are, we’re family.”
Like the reality TV stars before them, many YouTubers don’t come to fame through conventional performing skills — through acting, music, or other modes of performance art — but directly, through an entrepreneurship of the self serialized as entertainment.