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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dependecy is terrible

I hate my cable company.

It's weird how dependent I have become upon the internet.  I am not so dependent as to need a 24/7 connection personally. I don't have a smart phone with 3G or 4G, don't text, don't Tweet... hours and hours go by where I am unreachable and  unconnected. But when I want to get on the internet, when I am home and I want to look something up (like, say, the lyrics to "The Midnight Special") I want that internet to be right there waiting for me. And it usually is.

Lately, though, it hasn't been there. Which means I am almost completely cut off from the "hive". Not all day, just every freaking morning for the last 5 days. I wake up around 6 or 6:30 AM and the internet is not available. It would be a minor inconvenience if it was not for the fact that my phone service is piped through it. What if I needed to make an emergency phone call at 7 AM? I have to run out to my car and grab my cell phone and hope that the signal is strong enough (it often isn't) to make a call.

Fortunately, no emergencies have cropped up for some time. I have not fallen after getting up and landed on the dust gathering stair stepper near my bed. I have not had a heart attack (I understand you must actually have a heart to suffer an attack) nor has any other medical emergency occurred.

Still... it can be a concern.

So it has merely been an inconvenience. I cannot do my morning jigsaw puzzle or crossword puzzles before I go play golf. I must wait to peruse Google News. I cannot check my email. I cannot read other blogs. I must wait.

And I don't like it.


Torggil said...

Boomer, areoyu saying you have fallen victim to today's "instant gratification" culture?

Douglas4517 said...

 Not exactly... I don't Tweet, text, or whatever. But I have become dependent on technology. We all have. Imagine what it would be like to be transported back in time to say... the 1800's. We'd die.