I write a weekly column for Campus Technology magazine’s” IT Trends” newsletter. This was the most recent one – – published Thursday, September 29, 2005.

In the ocean of media that we live in, what we think of as ‘life’ may already just be a series of ‘media interrupts.’

In the year and a half that I spent with the US Navy’s Underwater Demolition Team 13, in 1969-70, I spent far less time each day immersed in water than I now spend immersed in media. So do you, unless you happen to be related to Aquaman.

I visited Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, last week for the “Greening of the Campus VI” conference and spent some time with SCUP member Donald King, Jr., associate director of University Computing Services there. From him, I learned that BSU’s Center for Media Design was about to publish a major research report on Americans’ use of media. This week the report came out, and it’s a doozy.