Thursday, August 11, 2016


Today I am presented with the book of Secrets.  It's those side notes that have caught my attention this morning. I don't see books with side notes; little bits of information that may or may not pertain to what is the main body of written words.  I do see them all the time on my computer.

With increasing frequency side notes are popping up everywhere in our online lives.  You barely view a page of something, especially some item for sale and almost immediately ads for those very things you researched show up on side notes.  My/our cyber footprint.  It reminds me of the book 1984.  Where every move and thought you did and had was tracked by the secret police.  Telescreens were everywhere in Oceania as they are now and they are in our homes. 
There are no secrets anymore.  Our lives are an open book and those side notes are the reminder now that Big Brother is always watching.



  1. I try not to think about it. As well as we arm and protect ourselves, there are a million people with equipment and brains to get in. Maybe not as fast as is shown in film. I also think they'd be bored stiff within nano-seconds.

  2. Our biggest brother is called Google :D

  3. I'm with Sharyn. Big Brother would go to sleep in minutes if he had nothing to watch but my life! :)