I was just thinking this morning about how computers once represented so much wonder, but now just seem to keep us tethered to a world of garbage.
I'm so tempted to hit th fb button in the social bookmarking tab below your post :-) but I am using my partner's tablet which seems hardwired to her fb account. I know what you mean though. I inist that any piece of 'tech' I acquire is at least put to work for gainful employment. The more portable tech, it seems the more it is used to consume and not to create.
I am sympathetic to your point.There's creativity, productivity, and timekilling. I use computers for all three. What irks me is that whichever one I'm doing, I get into a mode of excited superficiality; it is hard to use the machine in a truly contemplative and composed way.