Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Best Waste of My Time

It’s about 10:00 P.M. on a Tuesday, after watching anther rousing episode of Glee (darn tootin’) I find myself playing around a bit on the internet. I have my regular habits like most people do, certain sites I go to, updating my facebook, and checking my e-mail. Fortunately I don’t smoke pot and I won’t spend an hour watching You Tube video’s of things being microwaved. Actually, I am still going to do that for a while.

My precious moments I casually waste have me thinking though, the wonder of the internet is vast and probably the greatest invention of are time next to the Sham Wow, it will really dry the shit out of anything. Just think about e-mail, it is quite literally putting the postal service out of business, a government funded organization has profits drying up like Joan Rivers skin. It would be going down the tubes if it wasn’t regulated by the government, but when do they bail out an industry just because it can’t keep up with the times, oh yeah….

Anywho, the wonders of e-mail alone have revolutionized the modern work world if not personal communication as a whole. Instant responses within minutes instead of days, messaging someone in the office three doors over instead of walking over and taking the extra time for personal conversations. It is quite the time saver, sending attachments rather then photos or printed 40 page documents. It’s a wonder we ever were able to get anything done beforehand. For the magic of internet it does seem to come at a cost. The demand of instant gratification has always been something we as Americans have had to battle and now it seems the only way we live.

When we want to know who was in a movie, we IMDB, haven’t spoken to your baby mama in several months, write a special message on her wall or give her a poke (the facebook kind, that’s what got you here in the first place), I have not bought a CD in years thanks to iTunes and other download sources. No one goes to check at the neighborhood Blockbuster to see who was in a film let alone to rent a movie. If Netflix wasn’t going to put video stores in the hole alone, it befriended Redbox who is slipping these former giants enough Rufilin to make sure they never wake up.

The problem is we bitch so much about immigrants taking jobs and shipping the rest of our jobs overseas we kind of forget about everyone in the worlds employee of the month, not the assistant manager at McDonalds, but the World Wide Web. It does the task’s of millions; filing data, sending information, advertising, networking, entertainment (youthful and adult), and anything else you can possibly think of. In almost any industry the net has something in comparison that does it a little bit faster and probably cheaper.

I am definitely not calling for the destruction of the internet but maybe we should consider using a bit less. Write a letter to a friend, buy something in a store, and for the sake of it all quit watching so much porn. Seriously, stop it, it’s creepy. I get the irony that I am posting this on my blog and it will automatically attach to my facebook account, but those are just the breaks I suppose. I had just had that on my mind for a bit and wanted to get it out there. Also on a somewhat related note, spell-check has turned me into a retard.

1 comment:

    • I am not a pot head and I love YouTube. Cat, I'm a Kitty Cat. Look it up.
    • I was born to be a nerd. I used to forefit my lunch when I was in 5th grade so I could go to my teacher's room and learn to type. That's right; I was 30WPM at 10. What did you do other than cry at the Idle Wyld?
    • I will never cut back on my Internet use. Al Gore went to such lengths to create it, so I plan to up my use now that oyu mention it.
    • I agree on people cutting back on the porn. We both know why.
    • I am a child of Spell Check as well, therefore I am an idiot as well, and thankful for Firefox's auto-spellcheck.