Internet: 20 year anniversary

Friday, March 13, 2009

20 years ago from today is the first day the idea of the internet came into light. I still remember the first time I was introduced to the internet some 12 years back (I was what.. 11 then?). I then discovered the world of “e-mail”. I was astonished when I was told I could get an account for free. Being the kid I was, I remember how I thought the “offer” would run out and I ended up getting five different accounts with one oh-so-weird password. Titanic was big then I decided it was big enough to be my password. (For the morons out there who’re going to try hacking into my e-mail, forget it- the password is as long gone as Leonardo Dicaprio.)

Fast forward 12 years later and now, at 23, I can’t imagine what life would be like without the internet. Heck.. I’d be handicapped without it! My notes, presentations, research work, all the information I could never need, want and have.. all at the tip of my fingertips. Gosh.. you won’t be here reading this if it weren’t for the internet. I used to think I could travel the world without moving an inch by reading books. I stood to be corrected and correct I was. World wide web indeed, aye? You betcha.

As world-wide as it may be, there are places out there where people find it hard to obtain electricity. Computers, internet and what not are unheard of and I’m convinced when introduced to it, people might even be consider it be witchcraft and sorcery! Magical? Maybe not to us ungrateful idiots. We take things for granted without realizing how easy it makes life.

Use or abuse- the choice is yours. Remember.. ignorance is bliss but knowledge is power. Instead of getting your monkey out and spanking it while you watch something that tickles your fancy, spare a thought for those who aren’t as fortunate as you are and do what you can for the development of a school in say Africa or something. That way, the world wide web can be as wide-spread :).

(Ps. Been extremely busy and can’t find time to sleep even. My apologies for not being able to update. For those who sent me e-mails, thank you for your concern. :) Y’all keep well now and have a great one. -Maya)