Thursday, January 19, 2012

All Progress Comes With a Price

Things have certainly become much more interesting since the advent of the Internet. Sitting at home in front of the computer can quickly become an adventure with so much information right at our fingertips. Not to mention that people have certainly become that much more creative in terms of providing adequate sources of entertainment. But in the words of Kevin Corrigan, all progress comes with a price.

In an article he wrote entitled “8 Things the Internet Ruined”, he talks about the most interesting ways by which the Internet has made the real world just not as interesting, or at least just not as cool. Here are some of my favorites: (1) Productivity – There is so much to do online that writing a short essay can take forever when you attempt to do it on your computer; (2) Not Being Amazing – Suddenly a singing 3 year old doesn’t come close to being amazing when there’s a dancing dragon underwater in Thailand; (3) First Dates – Its pretty hard to pretend like you know nothing about someone when you’ve found out everything there is to know about him on Facebook; and finally (4) Having Ideas – because nearly every idea that can be had, has already been had.

Joni R. Gomez, Entry # 5

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