Friday, July 19, 2013

Sunny Side Up

"I am at a loss to figure out how to rid my e-mail of those bottom-feeders of the electronic world, the generators of spam.... If I were Emperor of the World, I would lock all the spammers in a room and
force them to watch nothing but TV commercials for the rest of their miserable lives, and I would
condemn the people who respond to spammers to do nothing but clean the toilets in this room."
- Richard Turner -

I’m wrapping up the week with a video that will remind you (particularly the older ones like me) about what life was like before the world wide web.



Could you live without the internet? Hmmmm...

Wishing a wonderful weekend to each and every one of you!

40 comments:

  1. Great post Martha - my girlfriend's Dad could rip a telephone book apart with his hands while we all oohed and aahed lol -and NO I most definitely could not live without the internet now - LOL - I'm addicted
    Have a great wknd too!
    XOXO

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    1. I enjoy the internet, too. I suppose I could live without it, but I like the things it offers. I've managed to keep a good balance between the internet and real life, so it hasn't disturbed me in any way.

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  2. Who are spammers??? Is it a career? Did they study for and/or have a degree in spam? uuuhhh??? makes me crazy. I love the internet!!! btw...

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  3. Dang you Martha -- you actually made me think at 6:44 am! Lol.

    About the internet -- I often wonder what I would, should be doing instead of what I am doing.... Hmmmm.

    Love the Batman and Robin comic in your sidebar. Awesome.

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    1. I haven't lost sight of the real world, so I'm very happy with the internet! As long as you have a fine balance, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

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  4. I'm old because I still get my newspaper delivered and sometimes I still use a map.

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    1. I'm in that 'old' club, too. It's not a bad place to be :)

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  5. I remember it well. Glad to have the internet now.

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  6. My power went out 2 days ago, I remembered what it was like. BORING.

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    1. Yes, it can be boring. I enjoy being able to get online.

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  7. Great video, I don't know if I could live without the internet now. I need my iPhone to think for me half the time. I do remember those days though and it was a bit more personal.

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    1. It was more personal, but I like some of the things the internet has offered.

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  8. a decade+ of internet has made us nosy, speedy, addictive oh yeah out there baby!!!

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  9. Heck, I had a rotary dial telephone (with a party line!) and wrote my college term papers on a typewriter. The first computer I worked with filled a room... wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor. Data had to be entered on IBM cards, and then it took a couple days for the computer to digest all of the info and make sense of it. So yeah, I predate the Internet by a LOT of years. But now? I LOVE it. If I HAD to do without it, of course I COULD... but I'd don't wanta!

    Happy weekend!

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    1. We could all do without it if we had to, but I like that it exists. Having the best of both worlds works for me.

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  10. I think I would rather give up indoor plumbing AND running water... than the internet. Wait, that sounds crazy LOL.

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  11. I am very dependent on the internet these days, more so every day. Neat video, lol.

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    1. It's a nice thing to have. I don't want to give it up, and I don't allow it to take over my life.

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  12. It is hard to believe how far we've progressed AND regressed in such a short time. No, sadly, I couldn't live without the internet.

    xoRobyn

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    1. You are certainly right about that. Seems like we take one step forward and two steps back no matter the era.

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  13. There are some things I like on the Internet, particularly eMail (except for the spam), but my answer is "Yes, I could live without it." And I just might spend more time with actual people, or visiting actual places, to see actual things.

    Some of my friends don't have internet access, and they have very happy, fulfilling, lives.

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    1. We could all survive without it. I like having both worlds as long as the computer doesn't take over my life. So far, so good.

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  14. I just spent a whole vacation without "internet" except in the early mornings before anyone was awake. I wandered the beach at low tide and picked up shells, rocks and watched the crabs and jelly fish. I laughed and laughed with friends while we played euchre (a card game). I watched a batch of baby swallows leave their nest and start to fly. I watched the cars go by. I played guitar and sang with friends while they played guitar. I went to a kitchen party and danced. I watched a folk group from Scotland perform. There was time in the day to just sit and watch the world go by with friends at my side. No texting. No rushing to facebook. It was wonderful!! Internet has its place in the world and my goal is to limit to 1 hour a day. Thanks for the timely post, Martha.

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    1. Vacations, I tune out completely. Not even an hour. When we're gone on holiday there's no internet, no cell phone, no nothing. There are times when you need to disconnect completely to truly enjoy where you are.

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  15. My son is not sure whether he could survive.
    I could and did.

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    1. My kids are the same, but if they had to, they would. There wouldn't be a choice!

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  16. Oh I remember those days! But I prefer these days!

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  17. That would be a fate worse than the gas chamber :)

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  18. ah the good old days, when we actually looked at life through the lens of our eyes....

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