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(on a lighter note, Redsox win on walk-off HR by Mr. Ortiz)
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
PS. I thought correct spelling on blogs was *forbidden*.