Thursday, July 3, 2008

Information Implosion

The internet can be extremely frustrating. I am at a point where I expect all information in the universe to be at my fingertips, and when something is unavailable I feel scared and vulnerable.

I don't personally ever do things for the greater online good like update Wikipedia, but I commend those who do. It's great to think, "what's that one guy from the band...the guy who sang that one song about mountains...", and end up with the right name. It's like playing word association with Ken Jennings. (I couldn't remember his name. I had to type in "Jeopardy Winner"). The internet makes anyone a master of references.

I always forget about limitations of the internet, however. Searches like, "that kid from my third grade class with the red hair", rarely result in correct information. I'm still waiting for all information to be available. Don't get me wrong, I believe in privacy, just not when it affects things I want to know.


Anonymous said...

I have this 3000 piece jigsaw puzzle at home. It's of a picture of the Universe.

My dog ate all the pieces around the edge one day while I was sitting on the sofa, watching The Price Is Right.

I couldn't hear what she was up to because the Cheetos were crunching too loudly in my teeth.

I hate that dog.

Anonymous said...

…my birds, on the other hand, I don't mind so much. They're always so keen when I change the newspaper on the bottom of their cage. The local papers are so boring-- it's all they're good for.