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Bored on the Web

a chorus of mediocrity

     
9:51 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This is my confession: the Web is beginning to bore me. I encounter the same-old content and substance only presented in this year's new Xmas wrapping called Ajax. In '08 it'll be something else new, and maybe that will be TV or something just as vacuous. The Web's become a chorus of mediocrity.

(on a lighter note, Redsox win on walk-off HR by Mr. Ortiz)

12:03 am on June 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You know something else? They said 'The Internet will kill off books. Nobody will ready any more,' and it hasn't happened, has it? It hasn't killed off TV or radio. Especially radio, where you have to use your imagination a bit (unless you're talking about 24/7 Gold...all the hits...all the memories...the sooner they kill that garbage off, the better).

No, the Web hasn't killed anything off. Au contraire, mes amis, it will, if anything, cause its own demise, and we will all be the better for it.

I am now going to unsubscribe from all my forums, close all my blogs and go and live in a cave...

12:55 am on June 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm with you on that. First I was bored by TV, now the Internet is starting to bore me too.

The Web's quickly becoming a mailbox full of junk mail. It's getting harder to find a letter that's not trying to sell you something you really don't need.

I was looking for a slow cooker today and I was thinking about buying an All-Clad one. I even tried Google Groups.

5:23 pm on June 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Funny you should say that.

Im using it less and less, sometime not for days at an end.

8:28 pm on June 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Darn it there just isn't much quality.

Particualarly with news. I would think that you would get current news to a depth and quality far beyond the newspapers, but alas no, just the newspapers regergitated, opinions blathered, biases shouted.

Also with information generally, rarely now do I have an "oh wow" experience with the web.

10:55 am on June 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm using it more and more but I'm using it for communication with people rather than looking for interesting sites. That means reading blogs, writing blogs, networking through MySpace, etc.

I have struggled to find time to watch World Cup matches.

3:47 pm on June 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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With books, the net has actually boosted them, thanks to sites like Amazon.

I can't imagine being bored by the net. There's always something new. Videos are now coming into their own, as more people get faster connections.

The future? More like TV (or a merger between the two). Same with radio going digital, now offering the chance to download tracks you hear as they are played.

There's not been anything this exciting since TV was invented. If you're bored of the net, then you need to seek out new sites.

I just wish people would learn to spell on blogs...

7:12 pm on June 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The web bores me stupid too but I still find myslef drawn to it everyday. I think it is the fact that I spend almost every waking hour online that something has to give in the end. Going to watch the telly now :)
12:42 am on June 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I just wish people would learn to spell on blogs...

Eh men brotha!

5:50 pm on June 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well now home entertainment was my baby's wish
So I hopped into town for a satellite dish
I tied it to the top of my Japanese car
I came home and I pointed it out into the stars
A message came back from the great beyond
There's fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Bruce Springsteen

9:14 am on June 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not much improvement then from Roger Waters on Pink Floyd's "The Wall":

I've got thirteen channels of **** on the TV to choose from.

Those Springsteen lyrics also remind me of a song on the last AC/DC album "Stiff Upper Lip" which was about satellite TV, but I can't honestly remember much about it right now. (Must play it again!)

Of course the defining track about TV (besides 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised') is 'Television, The Drug Of The Nation' by the Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy. Crammed with great observations like these, if I can recall the words properly:

Television. Where straight teeth in the mouth are more important than the words that come out of it.
12:43 pm on June 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It is true, nothing that has really excited me for sometime now :-(

If I could ask the question.. " what would excite you" what would grab your attention...

We have to learn how to party on the web again :-)

4:18 pm on June 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

TV paled for me long (20 years?) ago.

The Web is certainly no worse, and you can chose where and when to surf.

I visit < 10 sites regularly (including BBC news), and others when Google search takes me there, ie when looking for something in particular.

I'm by no means bored by the Web: I just don't expect it to feed me and pamper to me and be my opiate like people expect TV to for them!

Rgds

Damon

PS. I thought correct spelling on blogs was *forbidden*.

 

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