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August 11, 2008 | 11:08pm
Mood: perky
Music: PassionPit - Sleepyhead

Have you ever thought about the internet? I mean, really thought about it? It's such an amazing thing. You can communicate with people with whom you'd otherwise not have the opportunity to communicate - people from such far-flung locales as California and Florida and Russia and Germany. The internet opens a whole new world, and not just in the Aladdin meaning of the phrase. You can look at Beijing and Yakutsk, Mexico City and Christchurch. You can become informed of different views of the same issue and have access to instant news coverage and vast dictionaries and encyclopedias. You can date, look at pornography, chat, look at pictures, read books, do your shopping, and so much more. All of this, in the last 25 years!

It's one of those things I just have to stop and think about every now and then. And then I return to my selfish, materialistic lifestyle. Sup Generation Y/2000/whatever it's called this week?

Things that make me happy:
- reading good books
- listening to good music
- laughing
- being self-restrained but not being obsessive/neurotic about it
- my cats getting along
- eating good food
- raiding my parents' cabinets for food to take with me back to school
- having options

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from: bigcity_life
date: August 12, 2008 11:39am (UTC)

I have recently thought about t. I tried to explain my grandma what Internet is. I told her that it is a virtual place where you can meet good and bad people from different parts of the world. That you can be everydody you want in Internet - small girl from NY or a big hairy man from Germany..... My grandma was impressed.

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from: aodh
date: August 12, 2008 02:12pm (UTC)

I've done the same thing for my grandparents (explaining the internet) - they loved looking at pictures online, and my grandmother could play computer solitaire for hours, hahaha.

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