Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Night the Internet Died


Wow! My Internet connection was just down for about 20 hours, maybe less, and I have been in a slowly building panic this entire time. Now, that's sad isn't it? As I sat here, entering and re-entering WEP codes and fiddling with wireless settings and airport stuff, I started thinking about the way it was...

What would I have been doing ten years ago right now? 1997, Boston? No, Columbus :-( Yes, CompuServe, Columbus, it's all coming back to me... OK, bad time frame, sorry.

Let's say, twenty years ago... No, too far! The point is, I'm just thinking back to a particular feeling of not being bored or stressed out or chronic this, or that syndrome, or the latest synthetic pre-packaged happiness... I remember the Siouxsie lyric from Switch,
Curing their ailments
With drastic side-effects oh
I digress, I am bitter, and I am... bored. There I said it.

That is a terrible thing for someone to come out and say, "I am bored." Awfully rude, wouldn't you think? But now days I think it's fine. I watch MTV from time to time and society's rudeness meter is way off, so I'm safe. My Internet connection is back. It's great to be alive, but... I'm bored.


2 comments:

Roebaer said...

Bored? That's funny, ten years ago, I recall a guy(and I tell this story to this day) who conceived and invented the whole idea of "Blogging". Amazing . Too bad he didn't patent the concept. He'd be a billionare. Alas!
Somewhere lost in Clintonville between an Episode of Absolutely Fabulous and a Henry Rollins rant, the idea of WebLogs were born... Now the guy's bored.

Susan Benz Сьюзен Бенз said...

Jeesh I'd better go out and buy some candles and matches.