Re: Check your computer
Wasn't it this "problem" that we were talking about just a few weeks ago? I think we've all dug ourselves this really big hole and now that we're in it, we're stuck and there's no way out of it. We've come to rely on this computer things so much, got the electronic piece of plastic stuck to our ears, and begin to panic when we can't tell our family and friends how much toilet paper we just used to wipe our butts. Never in the history of mankind have so many, depended on so much, and accomplished so little at an almost untold cost.
Even the industry itself is built on some sort of a "pyramid", offer product that is ever changing... all because "sales" and "change" for the sake of sales is the only way that this trillion-$ business can continue to sustain itself. It's all crazy and I fear one day we'll get a massive solar EMI surge and the whole world will come to a crashing halt. No bombs, no solar flare or atomic holocaust that will scorch our planet to a cinder.... just one over charge of the ionisphere that will will render the electronic circuit dead. No more communications, no digital nothings, no electronic calculations, or power switching, or digital relays.... just electronic silence... and we'll all just panic and commence the annialation of each other out of fear.
Can you remember to days when you were a kid, or a young working stud and you just clocked in, got told where you were going that day and what you were going to do and you just muscled it out. You knew the wife was at home cleaning the place and thinking about what to make you for dinner, and you knew the kids were sitting in class listening to thier teacher and paying attention to what she was writing with chalk on the blackboard? And maybe you were giving some thought to actually reading a bedtime story to the girls, and maybe having that glass of wine afterwards with the wife, before you two jumped between the sheets? Or maybe it was night for Monoply with the family or perhaps you were looking forward to just settling in with a good book.
No texting, no computer, no internet, no worry about getting clobbered with the latest virus, or having to upgrade your software, or check the status of your wireless phone bill or receiving far too many text messages about nothing.
Re: Check your computer
Ah CWS, the yin and yang or it all. Life was much less complicated but there was no keeping it simple, no holding back the electronic revolution and everything it brought us. I had an upsetting day but I also have had many more enjoyable days of interacting with the good folks here and watching all sorts of programming on cable. I get annoyed by how complicated the complications become, for example that cable converter box. My older style converter box can be hooked up, powered and be ready for use within 5 minutes, the new one goes through at least six or seven stages of uploading software, and internal programming before finally being ready for use.
Tonight I'll spend some time on the Internet, and spend some time watching tv. I would prefer to help my daughters with their homework, or some school project, and then spend some precious time exchanging intimacy with my loving wife. Alas, my daughters are in college, and law school, and my wife is tired, older, and past those times of passion. I guess I'm lucky to have the electronics, and the occassional annoyance they bring, things could be a lot worse. Frank
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