I remember watching a video of a guy cycling past an Apple store and yelling “Don’t buy IPads! Take your kids outside!” On some level I understand him, shaking my head at the deranged, automatic, break down and rechargeable world of technology that has grown into our systems. However saying that, whenever the wifi goes off I feel like the conference people in season 3 episode 4 of The IT Crowd (If you don’t know what I mean, go watch! You will fall off your chair!)
Anyway I’ve done a lot of thinking (and Googling but my computer was right there) and have come up with some main pros and cons of the internet.
- You can stay connected to everyone easily.
- Everything is much faster and efficient (except when the wifi goes down, damn you BT).
- It brings access to absolutely anything. Finally it’s very easy to answer all those questions that had me wondering, like what’s the rarest colour? How tall is Jesus? Who invented the middle finger?
- The invention of the internet brought the invention of memes! Come on how great are memes!
- And of course it eventually led to blogs, which eventually led to this blog.
- It’s making us very dependent upon it; just watch a group of people proudly raise their phones to the ceiling whilst experiencing poor connection.
- It can be used for illegal activity hence the dark web, the darknet, the deep web, the deep dark South web thingy.
- It brings access to absolutely anything. Yep that one made both lists.
- It’s a dangerous holder for personal information. I’ll always remember the dude in Massachusetts who used my card details to spend $14.75 at Foodworks (I will find you!)
- It causes us to become emotionally attached to metal rectangles which has been proved to be worrying, especially to kids with it all blaring in their faces.
Anyway I’m aware I’m sounding like an internet safety assembly, but I hope it has ironed out the seesaw features of the web.
On another note, IT’S DECEMBER 1ST!!!! Everyday from here is going to be Christmas songs, reruns of Elf and frantic shopping all finished up with mince pies and hot chocolate. Bring on the festivities!!
P.S for anyone interested, ultramarine blue is said to be the rarest colour, Jesus is 5ft 1, and it was Aristophanes (the Adam Sandler of ancient Greece) who invented the middle finger. What a man.