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Monday, July 18, 2005

Necessity

What happens when something is taken away that we don’t really need or didn’t think we needed until it was given to us?

Does that make any sense? Well, here’s some clarification.

Being a person without internet access (not to mention phone access) for a whole day can fray nerves. What will I do without e-mail? What will I do without knowing entertainment’s latest gossip? What will I do without my daily fix of porn?

The last one is a joke… No really, it is.

What’s more serious is that with no internet, I have to do other work which I don’t want to do.

Back in the day, while studying for my first degree – which, by the way, is as useful as the paper it’s printed on – in university, I would always find time to clean up my apartment. Of course, this was also the time when I had an exam or an essay due. But, still, cleaning house cleared my mind (just enough) so that I could later refocus on my studies and manage to pass either one of the above with a pretty good grade.

Nowadays, the computer is where I go when I have something else to do. It’s an electronic crutch that mimics a time vacuum. And, it’s addictive.

But, what about the days when there wasn’t the Internet or computers? Television or radio? Cellphones or plain ol' telephones?

We make every latest invention a necessity, without realizing we never needed them before their introduction to society's market. What if they never came along? What if something better appears in six months - as it always does - and makes your last gadget obsolete? What then? What then?

So many questions, so many answers.

And, I am not the one to deal with either one of them because the lines are working again. Yes! It’s about fucking time. There’s a few e-mail that have to be written and some sites I have to check out…

2 Comments:

Anonymous whatsthebuzz said...

That's so true, and it was even more apparent to me when we had a 5 day power outage here last Christmas. It's good that I live in an age of technology and convenience, because I'd make a crap pioneer! I could make coffee because I have a gas stove, and I could keep warm enough not to die with candles, but I couldn't rig up the internet, and it sucked! For something I didn't even think about a few years ago, I can't imagine living without it!

July 19, 2005 6:40 pm  
Blogger Ethan said...

I totally agree! Where would any of us be without the computer

July 20, 2005 5:28 pm  

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