Genealogy is among the fastest-growing
Genealogy is among the fastest-growing leisure pursuits in the U.K. Indeed, the urge to uncover the truth about our ancestors has proved so compelling that, when the 1901 census first went online, the website crashed after a million people logged on within hours of its launch.
– Rory Bremner
- If you take a print magazine with a million person circulation, and a blog with a devout readership of 1 million, for the purpose of selling anything that can be sold online, the blog is infinitely more powerful, because it’s only a click away. – Timothy Ferriss
- There’s tons of junk food for your mind on the Internet. You can sit there for three or 10 or 20 hours a day getting in online arguments with other people who also choose to waste their time. – Henry Rollins
- I mean, the reality is unemployment today – over 14 million Americans are unemployed. That’s exactly what it was a year ago. I mean, this – the American people know we can’t borrow and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy. – Mike Pence
- I once looked over the shoulder of a friend on Facebook and it looked like hieroglyphs to me. There’s merit online, of course, but social media gets super freaky. Imagine if three generations from now, people online have forgotten what date or day of the week it is. – Feist
- For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased by the hours of domestic labor, until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains. – Katharine Anthony
- Economics works great for planning your life when you don’t have a work passion, since we tend to assume that your job delivers only money and you trade off job hours with leisure hours. If you think your job will just be a job, pick one that pays well per hour and leaves you some
- What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are. – George Eastman
- Instead of reading a paper, we now read the news online. Instead of buying books at a store, we buy them on-line. What’s so revolutionary? The Internet has mainly affected our leisure life. – Ha-Joon Chang
- Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night. – George Allen, Sr.
- I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full. – Lord Dunsany