Saturday, July 30, 2011

Again? Really?

By Bonnie Harris

My internet has decided to take on a life of its own. It decides when, where and how long it wants to work. There is no consideration taken into account. I can be checking email, writing a blog post, doing research and it will kick me off. I have to admit, I don't have very kind feelings when that happens.

However, it has brought to mind a thought. What would we do without the internet? Would we know how to communicate with each other if email didn't work? Do we remember how to write a letter? Would we know how to conduct research? Would we remember book stores? Not that I have anything against epublishing, but if the internet didn't work, how would we get our hands on ebook? (I think that's one reason why I really like to feel the pages of my books.) How dependent are we really?

Don't get me wrong. I love to have information at my fingertips and I would have as hard a time as anyone readjusting, but it does make one think. Now, I figure I better get this posted before my internet decides it's had enough again. So I guess you could say this is a venting post, but it has made me think. Happy Saturday! :)

5 comments:

  1. You know, I asked my hubby that a few days ago. What would happen if the internet suddenly ceased to be? His answer? The world would end. Well, it would fail big time and send us into pioneer times. If we think about it, that's how we handle finances, business transactions--everything is done via some kind of internet connection!

    Imagine... *shudder*


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  2. I laugh because back in the day we used the post office...wrote letters...it worked. The world won't end but it won't be instant communication.

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  3. While technology like the internet has made many things easier...I think it creates a lot of stress with the expectations involved. Everything has to be faster, faster, faster...

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  4. Been there done that. Usually it is just when I have figured out what I want to blog about or need to look something up quick.

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