‘Cept You and Me, Babe

Cover of Alone Together by Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle, Alone Together (New York: Basic Books, 2010)

Last night I attended a lecture by Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder (2001) and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. She was talking about her new book, Alone Togther: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (New York: Basic Books, 2010). I also heard her speak of this on Being with Krista Tippett in a show called “Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology.”

Expect here soon a longer reflection on that lecture, and how yoga may provide a different stance. For now, consider that some of how she started was already anticipated in a song by Greg Brown, “‘Cept You and Me, Babe” on his album Covenant (2006, Red House Records, RHR148).

half the people you see these days are talking on cell phones
driving off the road & bumping into doors
people used to spend quite a bit of time alone
i guess nobody’s lonely anymore
‘cept you & me babe ‘cept you & me

it’s raining sheets of rain everything is cold and wet
nobody’s going out of doors
they’re all at home living it up on the internet
so i guess nobody’s lonely any more
‘cept you and me babe ‘cept you and me

via Greg Brown — Lyrics for COVENANT.

UPDATE: I just had to add the Spotify link.


About Richard Hudak

I am Senior Adjunct Faculty in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and I have been a practitioner of Anusara™ yoga. I have completed 200 hours of teacher training within its diaspora community, consistent with its philosophy and alignment principles.
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2 Responses to ‘Cept You and Me, Babe

  1. Pingback: Mindful Computing | The Considered Kula

  2. Richard Hudak says:

    Reblogged this on Wholehearted Yoga and commented:

    The Inner Spiral, which is associated with the water element, and springtime, expands! So don’t stay indoors, come to FREE / By Donation Community Yoga at Sangha Yoga Collective today (Sunday, March 30), at 4 pm.

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