I believe I’ve mentioned my love/hate relationship with modern technology. I love it when it works, but since I’m not the brightest bulb in the box when it comes to this stuff, any malfunction sends my frustration level through the roof. One thing in particular that really sends me spinning…the inability to access the Internet! Honestly, it has become my window to the world…I check the weather, read the latest news, and do 90% of all my research on the Web. I also use it to guide my consumer purchases (does Sensa really work and what’s the best reciprocating saw on the market? Both are products that I recently checked out! Haven’t made a decision about the Sensa, but did buy my saw based on the numerous reviews that I read!)
But what do I love the most about the Internet? Questions. You can find the answer to almost anything on the Web. All you have to do is type in “how to…”, “what is…”, or the subject matter and somebody, somewhere, has posted something about it. Do you have to wade through some misinformation? Yeah, depending on what it is you want to know, but usually there’s some tidbit out there that will give you an answer.
However, I think I might be overusing this last thing a bit. It has gotten to the point that whenever I say “Did you know…” that my family’s response is “Let me guess…you read about it online.” In fact, I’m concerned that they’re about ready to stage an intervention!
Is anyone else an “Internet junkie”? Or do you believe in the old adage “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing”? Is having access to all this information good or bad?