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Love-Hate The Internet

As a kid they said technology would lead us to a better life, and in many ways they are correct, tech does many things right. I suppose I was just naïve to thing there would be no downside, now I love/hate the internet, there are a thousand reasons why… I love that endless information is just a single click away / I hate that there is so much that it overwhelms the brain. I love that I can buy anything, have it delivered rather quick / I hate endless adds in e-mail, trying to sell me something slick. I love that every genre is there, in every medium, and every type / I hate that half of it hides viruses that will steal away your life. I love that video posting sites bring old music to the crowds / I hate the video ‘commentators,’ so inane, rambling, and loud. I love that every point of view has a place to makes its pitch / I hate government and tech giants always trying to censor it. I love that every single interest has a place to blow of stress / I hate people acting like morons, and then claiming they’re ‘oppressed.’ I love that you can meet others who may share your predilections / I hate that being ‘connected’ soon becomes a damn addiction. I love that you can reach the world from the comforts of your home / I hate that this very same world then never leaves you alone. I love that a person can work from anywhere on any day / I hate that distance no longer makes reality go away. Of course it’s not like it is ever gonna go anywhere, we’re forever stuck in between thankfulness and despair. I guess the net will ever be a both sweet and bitter pill, I love/hate the internet, and I guess I always will.

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Date: 5/3/2018 9:32:00 AM
I share your point of view, David especially that distance no longer makes reality go away, a great write !!
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David Welch
Date: 5/3/2018 10:14:00 AM
Thanks.