I should probably not even attempt to respond to this questions after my own geeky marriage proposal, but I had an amazing situation on Friday in Oxford which I really need to share as it fits perfectly into the narrative of my book. I was in meeting in Jericho which then moved to a sandwich bar and just as I started walking back towards the Ashmolean Museum to catch my bus back to home-office I heard: "Hey, you're the girl who got engaged at the Geek Night this week! Congratulations!". Now, what are the chances of meeting someone from that particular event - on the top of that a man who was sitting very close to us!? OK, I saw the email about it on the event mailing list few hours earlier so chanced did grow bigger, but still! So I have giggled nervously and then went back to the conversation. We had a great chat about the engagement, we exchanged business cards and talked about the book. He mentioned that to him the web has actually made a difference indirectly. He is over the busy period of using the web a lot and now even though not on-line so much learned to appreciate the time off-line more effectively. He also pointed out that maps on mobile devices really changed his life for better.
I am fascinated by the notion of information overload which we tend to experience on-line leading to better work productivity off-line! I am sure I will include that in my book and I really hope that I will hear more stories from Geek Night attendees - despite of the fact that my pitch was probably a bit lost in translation;)
Looking forward to writing it all up in my book! So let me know - how did web change your life?