Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it

I’ve been a regular user of the Internet (the technical term is BBI, Big Bad Internet) since the early 90’s. I like the Internet. The whole idea of a basically unrestricted playground and repository of knowledge appeals to me on oh so many levels.

Currently I’m a fairly active member of Facebook and Helgon (the first one because I’m a follower, not a leader, and the second one to come closer to my inner goth) and post on a few music forums as well. I have a plethora of email addresses for various purposes (my beardy one, a serious one for sending out job applications and such, two for various games and an old one or two still sloshing about) and, as you know, recently decided to start this
blog as well. The BBI is my friend. We cuddle every day.

And therein lays the problem. Maintaining a digital presence is time consuming. I have no intention of ever stopping completely, but right now I have more important things to focus on, so as of now I’m declaring this “Internet at home free week”. I can check email and communities and stuff from work. As of Monday morning, I won’t turn my private laptop on until Saturday morning.

Alright, so I’m cheating. Five days. Call it “Internet at home free workweek”. Longest. Title. Ever. Unless you count Red Sparowes.


EGE said...

Happy Internet At Home Free Workweek, Beardonaut!

Wish I could join you. Unfortunately, work is home for me, or home is work, and both are internet. Sort of. So boo.

beardonaut said...

Thanks! Happy Cat Puked On The Sheets Week, ege! Even though it's technically the end of that week...