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One time, there was no such thing as the Web
Before you laugh at me and shake your head at this seemingly-ridiculous "fact," take a moment to recall (if you can!) a time when we had no World Wide Web. I'm often puzzled by how the world went 'round, when I reflect on the current moving parts of business, information exchange, communication, entertainment, etc.
I remember a time when meeting a celebrity, musician, or someone you admired was a near-impossibility! Now, they're just a tweet, FB message, or email away. Also, I remember when an in-country long distance phone call was a big deal, cost-wise. Now, I can simply fire up Skype and have a chat with a buddy all the way across the world in Japan. For free.
I mean, to think that this Web-less world existed just a short 20 years ago is astounding to me. I'm perpetually fascinated by this fact, as well as the fact that there are 24-year-olds who have never known a Web-less world. Am I officially starting to sound like an old man now? Geez...
Lastly, yes, I sometimes have to get away from the constant connectivity of the Internet, and it's great to do as such -- but then, it doesn't take long before I'm sucked back into browsing lolcats, laughing at memes (like the one above), writing ZDNet pieces, and reading news about Snooki's baby. And I don't even care about Snooki! (I blame that last one on my girlfriend. And TMZ.)
Oh, Internet... the things you do to me. *sigh*.
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