I've been spending a lot of time on the internet lately. Mostly because I finally have a semi-broadband connection (non-dialup, 768k DSL) and a working computer that is somewhat speedy (no longer my 500mhz Pentium II). Now I find myself wonder what I used to do with the time I've been spending on the internet. Now obviously some online tasks have replaced IRL tasks, such as paying bills and e-mail, but I'm finding it hard to imagine being disconnected from the internet. Even now, I'm using the internet as a medium to express my confusion with it. It's bizarre. Now maybe I've just been staring at my 19" CRT too long and I've fried my brain with radiation or something like that, but I'm inclined to believe that I have some sort of point somewhere. I still read quite a bit, I still do most of the things I always have done, so where is the time displacement? I don't know. Am I sacrificing IRL communication in order to increase e-communication (or i-communication for you apple users. )?
I don't know, maybe I just need a Mt.Dew.