solution within the problem?
September 2, 2010 6:36 AM Subscribe
Is there a site out there which would help me to pause, and hopefully walk away from my computer and do something else? My hand feels hardwired to click on Metafilter and a few other sites on my toolbar, which draw me into mindless hours of internetting. I am hoping to set an automatic muscle response which leads to a site which for whatever reason, jolts me into realizing I am staring at a computer semi-obsessively clicking things instead of walking around my city, or taping cardboard into strange sculptures, or taking part in the September Mefi running challenge, or even just quietly sitting bored.
I realize that a site along the lines of what I am imagining may not become as readily-clicked as others because I am not being gratified by instant information and stimulus, but perhaps it would lead to non-internet gratification, and therefore become a more clicked item. Any ideas are welcome, but I think I'm seeking something more aligned with a mental jolt, rather than a harsh visual or smug message.
As one example, the first thing I thought of was a Zen site of some kind, perhaps with particular quotes which would be jolting in some way, because I used to have a book that I often carried with me when I was younger with a traditional question/answer format which I found really interesting. That is just one tiny example. Even the most outlandish ideas are welcome (even if they have harsh visuals and smug messages.)