As you have no doubt gathered, one of the questions I use this blog to explore is something to the effect of “what does it been to be a gentleman in the 21st century?”
Wired magazine, whose website is one of the few mainstays of my procrastinative quiver, also expounds on this idea from a more general angle in their current issue, with a feature titled, lovingly, “How to Behave: The New Rules for Highly Evolved Humans, a Scientific Approach to 21st-Century Predicaments, with very bad advice from Brad Pitt.”
It’s satisfying in-depth — more than 30 briefs on modifying your behavior, and the published equivalent of an amuse-bouche with each (“Put your costume on at the con;” “Provide subjects for all emails;” “Ignore Facebook polls”).
While I’m saving some of these for later amusement, I’m going to go ahead and sign on to the lot. Some of my favorites so far:
- If You Can’t Buy It Online, Feel Free to BitTorrent
- Online Conversations Are Not All About You
- Am I a Jerk if I Dump Our Sucky Rock Band Bassist?
Some tips are more challenging (Leave my wi-fi network open? Never BCC anyone?), but all are thoughtfully presented for your mental digestion.