A reader came by and left a comment on the previous entry, with a link to his blog that had information about the Coast Guard ships used on D Day. I looked over his blogroll, and one looked interesting - Savage Minds - so I hopped over there, and found this gem about internet addiction! The internet and compulsion. From the post "Almost 25% of the people in the world are active Internet users. More than 100 million Facebook users log on at least once per day. Nine blogs are created each minute."
I remember life before the internet. I was just talking with a friend the other week on messenger, about 'what if the net went away'? What would one do? I think life would just go on, it would be probably less STRESSFUL than it is now! People would be back to the libraries, reading actual books, and doing things around the house, talking to people on the telephone, going out for coffee and meeting face-to-face instead of the faceless email sent between friends that may only live on the opposite ends of town. Gone are the days of the gathering of friends around a table, sitting and talking. Its come down to emailing and internet. Technology is okay, I'm not saying it's bad.. however, let's keep it in perspective. However did we manage to live without it? And be HAPPY? The internet is NOT required for life. It's an add-on. It's a disposable add-on.
Obama has an 'internet czar' to oversee all the services.. well and good.. he has more czars than mother Russia ever did. And all with no governmental oversight from what I can see.. apart from (p)residential oversight.
To go with that.. people and the cell phone. I'm at the grocery store, in the restroom, and some lady is in there also, talking on the phone for pete's sake! WHAT on earth is she (not) thinking? is there no couth left today?
I'm not a technological philistine, I just am tired of it being elevated to the point of the be-all and end-all.
3 months ago