Why am I doing everything?
The internet is wonderful - I can use it to find out how to mend my tumble drier, choose between different cameras and buy one, look at where to go on holiday and, keeping an eye on the changing prices, pick a time to buy a flight/book a ferry; I can search for a good hotel and book that, and can find out what others are reading and order my books as well. Life couldn't be better.
Except it could. For all the advantages of the web, it's made me do everything. Far from freeing me to have more leisure time, I'm expected to be travel agent, retail expert, literary critic. Making all these activities accessible has given me much greater access to information, but has also meant that I have cut out the intermediaries - not only have I cut out their knowledge, I've cut out their 'agency', their ability to do things on my behalf.
This has made my life much more complex, actually, and I have much less time than before. Even if I wanted to use the speedy aspects - say, clicking on a camera and buying it straight away to be delivered to me next day - the wealth of reviews, opinions and so on mean that I'm drawn into looking at them to ensure I make the best decision for myself. Now, I like doing that, but it does take a lot of time and effort.
The next step forward in interacting with the internet will be a greater use of agency, probably encapsulated in software, in which my agent knows what I want and how I want it, and is able to act on my behalf with minimal intervention. Much like an old-fashioned human secretary would have done, really.