I recently discovered (actually, someone from my parish whose initials are “Thomas Deliduka”) told me) that there’s a new Patrick Madrid “fan page” on Facebook.
Weird. Flattering, but weird.
And when, a couple of months ago, I discovered that I was the very last person on earth not to have a Facebook page of my own, I broke down and created one. No big whoop. Check it out if you’re interested in that sort of thing. I find that I am becoming increasingly interested in that sort of thing — not fan pages, but the ability to communicate widely and quickly and with many people through the medium of things like Twitter, FaceBook, and the rest of it. It’s amazing and at times startling to realize just how interconnected we have become through this technology. Makes me wonder where it’s all headed and how fast we’ll get there.
Just imagine how utterly different the world would be now if the Internet and all its positive accouterments, such as e-mail, blogs, etc., had been available to the public back in the 60s and 70s, when I was growing up. That’s a bit like trying to imagine what the world would have been like and how differently things would have turned out for, say, Japan and China, if only St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier had had fax machines.