Friday, April 10, 2009

Web What?

It's crazy the society we live in. It's unbelievable to think how attached to the Internet and electronics we have become. I wonder if I will be able to participate in the class electronic fast we may have. I don't know which one of my electronics I would give up for a weekend. It's so hard to decide.

Web 2.0 is an interesting concept to think about. The fact the everything is beginning to revolve around the Internet. Will we ever be able to live without it? Like I mentioned in class, it seemed hard for my friend to go a few days without Facebook when we went to his families farm. It's not that he was suffering but I think he just wanted to know what was going on. He even used dial up Internet access. Has anyone used dial up lately? It's like pulling out bad teeth. You don't want to have to do it, but it needs to be done. You don't want to have to always use the Internet, but sometimes you just make the sacrifices needed to access it. And if that means using dial up, than so be it. I myself don't have a smart phone yet and I don't know how long it will be before I get one and that's mainly because they are expensive and cost more than I can handle right now to get all the cool features that come with them.

I love my computer. It probably does so many things and I don't even know. I use it for four things mainly. 1) to surf the Internet 2) watch movies and TV shows 3) look at my pictures and videos 4) do school work. How could I even exist without it? You can't even do your school work these days without using a computer. Everyone wants your assignments typed. And I don't own a typewriter. I might be able to find one if I really needed to use it, but finding a computer these days is so much easier.

1 comment:

  1. So, did you try the fast?

    My experience convinced me that I also "can't live" without my computer. Especially since I am a nerd and really like to program. It's really hard to computer program without a computer...

    Anyway, I think it'sfunny how we think that we can't live without our computers when for thousands of years they didn't even exist. (At least not in the form we know them today.) I think a lot of this discussion shows how high we prioritize our "social lives" over our actual lives.

    I don't know cuz I've never been there, but I'm sure when you were in Africa you met people who didn't have food and were just struggling to survive. Are there a lot of computers where you were?