The Internet is a Vampire
I’ve been actively using the Internet and Web since the summer of 1994 for work. Even though I’m on it all day, I must say I really don’t enjoy it that much. It just sucks up so much time if you let it. If you’re in a software company like I am, everyone is using it the majority of the day. Its extremely easy to get sidetracked into something interesting to read that has nothing to do with your job.
So many people now sit behind these keyboards typing away (like I am now) on something. We type to interact with each other, we type to do our work. The most exercise I get at work, minus getting out of my seat, is moving the little mouse next to my keyboard. That is how it is for so many people. It is why I love it when the Internet at work goes down or there is a power outage for whatever reason. Suddenly no one knows what to do. They get out of their seats and start interacting with one another. We actually goof around with one another. We talk and we socialize rather than send out a bunch of tweets about that Beiber guy.
But alas, the power does come back on, and the Internet is restored and people get back to socializing again behind the keyboard. I’m not saying that people don’t get out of their desks and talk with one another, but it is rather funny that it takes the complete removal of our social networks for people to actually get to know one another at a more personal level. Hmmm, maybe I should turn off that router tomorrow and see what happens. ;-)
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