Well, I am enjoying myself collecting things for my lifestream, though my collecting is still very experimental as I am not sure a) what to collect or b) why I am collecting (other than because it says I should in the handbook). However the pleasure of collecting has already superseded the desire for obedience, so I feel like I am amassing baubles and trinkets. Which made me think of magpies “oh shiney” and then bower birds:
Bower birds and magpies have good reasons for their obsessive collection of pretty things – they do it to attract a mate. Is that our reason? Are we just trying to attract attention? I suspect this is the main reason for almost everything we do online (apart from education of course).