Faster is better. More choices is better. The roses can be recorded, downloaded, or streamed and smelled later when we have the time, say on the bus or in the bathroom. Who has time to stop and smell them right now? I tell ya who, Carl Honore does, and he says you do too. The TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conference held in Oxford was where Carl gave his speech about slimming down our choices and slowing down our pace. I’m betting that from the beginning to the end of his speech, at least 50% of the audience had received an email, text message, phone call, or IM on their phone, laptop, pda, or other communication device. Come to think of it, I do not stop to smell the roses, because I don’t like to smell roses all that much. I’m going to change this cliché for my personal purposes and say, “you need to stop and smell the new car interior once in a while”. Hopefully that new car will have navigation, Sirius radio, iPod integration, and a 500watt stereo system with 11 speakers.