Hello, I’m me, and I’m addicted to the Internet. Not that this probably comes as a surprise – most of us are to some degree in this day and age. How we communicate, how we interact – I think most of us can say has drastically been changed by this intense and constant connectivity.
It’s also amusing how much many of us take it for granted. For example, the ‘net was down all day at work. We’ve had a lot of problems with the wireless router lately, but this was actually the exchange going down. Even though we coped (knowing that it was, at worst, only going to mean lack of ‘net until 5pm), it was amusing how many times we both caught ourselves. The husband, for example, wanted to check the status of some accounts; this is an easy and mundane task. But, of course, the place where it’s done? On the internet; a small task foiled. Myself, I dance across the pages a few times an hour, checking mail, checking weather, checking the news – I feel kind of stuck when I cannot progress through it… of which I’ve commented in previous entries. *grins* Even now, with this task that I’m dedicated to completing, I find myself cycling through other web pages – to my host panel to check on the progress of software updates, to my other journals to check on progress there, to the news, and so on.
At least it’s not only me – I’m pretty sure that most of us are ‘broken’ this way, hopping around with increasingly short attention spans to fritter our moments away in quantity versus quality. There are too many choices to be made, and I think that it probably makes us less happy people for it. Sounds horrible of me to say that, eh? I’m all for widening horizons, but I think there’s got to be a limit somewhere. Too bad restraint can be seen as a dirty concept…
Ramble ramble, blah blah. I’m going to go take my distracted brain and do other shiny things! *giggles* Have a nice day; may it be as lovely sunny as what we’re enjoying here in England.