the problem with the internet love

the problem with the internet

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  • Things may have been more difficult, but not all difficulties are bad. On the Internet, you may discover, after a number of wild Google chases, that the restaurant you were hoping to go to has closed, but before the Internet, you would call them on the telephone and either get the message that the phone number no longer exists, or be redirected to another phone number (and perhaps the new restaurant the owners had opened). You might even end up talking to a real person. Or you would just go there and discover that there was a different restaurant in the old location (maybe), and maybe you would try that one and it would become your new favorite restaurant. In any case, you would have gotten out of the house and off your butt.

    No, I am not convinced that things were better before the Internet. Some things were easier, but ease also comes with a price.

    January 3, 2009

  • Rolig, everything was worse before the Internet.

    ... Except strawberries.

    January 3, 2009

  • Finding out that the restaurant you are looking for closed 6 years ago.

    January 3, 2009

  • Prolagus, what was worse before the Internet?

    January 3, 2009

  • But sionnach, it was even worse before the internet!

    January 1, 2009

  • Also, it doesn't run the vacuum, which sucks.

    *snort*

    January 1, 2009

  • Another example of what's wrong with the internet:

    Try performing a google search on the term

    pyewacket restaurant

    You will get something like 3550 hits. Click away. How many cul-de-sacs before you finally establish that

    PYEWACKET RESTAURANT IN CHAPEL HILL CLOSED IN 2002

    Adding insult to injury, one of the hits trumpets that "AOL City Guide has the latest information for Pyewacket Restaurant, located in Piedmont Triad, NC."

    Oh yeah. AOL. Right. Never mind.

    January 1, 2009

  • is that this sort of thing is allowed to go on unpunished.

    Because nobody is wrong on the internet. My feeble-minded opinion is just as valid as that of any expert in the field.

    December 31, 2008