I was surfing away on some random topic when I heard the song Greased Lightning play spontaneously on my speakers. It kept playing and playing and playing while I frantically tried to figure out which crappy web page was sending it to my audio speakers. Seriously I had about 100 web pages open and even an online radio station, but I could not figure out where the damn music was coming from. Suddenly I felt like one of those Gitmo prisoners who was subjected to 12 continuous hours of Journey songs. Finally I identified the offending web page and killed it, but it was too late…I was already permanently scarred.
The broadcast medium aims to take control of your attention span; blogs and text offer you the freedom of selective attention.
What I want is the ability to mute everything at will.