Monday, October 23, 2006

Maclean's: The Internet Sucks

I'm tired as hell and don't have the energy to get into this right now, but wanted to pass along my recommendation that folks read this week's Maclean's mag. There's a bang-on article inside that gives one man's opinion on what's wrong with the Internet.

It was a great read.

There's irony of course in the fact that I am passing this along via my blog, but those of you who take the time to read the article (which I can't find online, go figure) will get it.

I found myself smiling as I read it. It was

Maybe I'll get into my experience with the Internet some other time when my eyelids are cooperating. Basically, however, it boils down to these points:

- The Internet was born from an idealistic notion. If only the world worked that way.
- The Internet is, for the most part, uncontrolled - which is both it's greatest promise and greatest fault.
- The Internet is not bringing us closer together - it is driving us apart. Politically, socially, economically.
- The greater the technology, the greater the benefit to those who would take advantage of others.
- Porn will always - ALWAYS - rule the 'Net.



Tristan said...

Wow. You really must have been tired if you thought you needed to read an article in Maclean's to come to these conclusions.

Also, in points 1, 2 and 5, the term "the Internet" is completely interchangable with "Phil".

PS said...

Phil will always - ALWAYS - rule the 'Net!!!


Love it.

You know, T, I just didn't think I'd see an article rip the 'Net like this one did. Hell, I thought it was stating the obvious, but I'll be damned if I thought most other folks would agree - especially cybergeeks such as you-know-who.

Glad I was mistaken.

But you know, I have found some online who thought this article was a joke and soooo square. Personally, I feel sorry for those who burry their heads in the sand like this.