Wednesday, March 02, 2011


falling out of love with the internet

i used to like the internet. very much. but not much anymore. the first time i started surfing the net was in the mid nineties. in those days internet use here was still not widespread and even with a slow computer and no broadband you can get fast downloads. not anymore , even with broadbands and better and fast computers. but that's not the reason why i don't like interenet anymore.

when i first started using the internet it was still quite new. but even then the greatest thing about the net that i like most was that most of the useful things you want to read or see , you can get for free. there were not too many super applications like you have today. there were no youtube, or blog or googlemap, or wikipedia or twitter or facefuckingbook then. but hey, even from the beginning there were a lot of porn. and if you're not too stupid you can get a lot of downloads for free. you just can't escape pervesion and prostitution. even in cyberspace. but it is perfectly understandable. human are just human. it is in our nature to exploit women . and in the early days i must admit i did check out some of these naughty sites. until one day when i booted up my computer and there on the desktop was this picture of a woman spreadeagled with a huge dong 'logjammed' in her vagina. no matter how i tried to delete the thing it just wouldn't go away until i finally gave up and brought it to a computer shop to clean it up. and from then on i rarely go into those dark sites again. but that's not really the reason why i don't like the net anymore.

it is amazing how much internet has changed our way of life and i've not met anyone who isn't a net addict to some degree. it is probably the most unrecognized disease of modern days. and the irony is that for many people it doesn't make them much 'happier' than their pre-net days. one of the most insidious effect of the net on me at least is this. it kills my book reading habit.

this is also quite ironic because with the internet an average person probably 'read' more than they ever did in their pre-net life. but it's not the same anymore. like eveyone who is a net addict , i'm now experiencing attention deficit disorder. we want everything fast and brief. we're impatient and easily distracted and easily waylaid by 'links'.

i hardly pick up a book anymore. which is another irony because my book collecting has never slacken down and the library is growing bigger by the month. last night i picked up an outdated biography of The Coen Brothers who are my favorite film directors which i hope will distract me from the internet a bit and stop me from checking out the retarded status updates of my fb friends. ok, may be not stop alltogather but ....oh never mind....

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