Monday, November 17, 2008

Information Overload: How sports have changed

From the 1920s, a time in which people had to imagine sporting feats through newspaper articles, to our modern sports saturation with the Web, radio, and television, the way we see sports has been completely altered. Sport reflects our dreams, the good and the bad parts of ourselves, and I wonder what modern instant-information gratification does to us. Do we enjoy sports more today, as we sit and watch a game, laptop on our lap, checking statistics? Are we more informed, or do we just have more bits of data flowing through our brain? Through the information overload, have we lost our emotional connection to sports?


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