Amped

A reminder to myself: if the Internet and other electronic media "amputate" our entire nervous systems, as McLuhan suggests, then by association they must also amputate the muscular systems that allow for body movement. Our post-industrial shift to sedentary desk work, our desire to sit on the couch and watch mediated athletes instead of exercising, and our resulting waistline bulges would seem to indicate this is in fact the case.

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