Re: Output : Part II : The WWW's 25th anniversary, erosion of (fill in the blank) and convenience :)
posted at 3/14/2014 1:24 PM EDT
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
Computers and the internet may have been originally intended for purposes of productivity and communication - practical things.
But the fact is, computers and the internet are now also used extensively for human entertainment.
That's one of the things that makes us the peculiar creatures we are - our constant need to be entertained.
Canadians used to rely on beer and hockey to get through those long winters. I can't give my opinions on beer , as I no longer drink it....but hockey in the post-Ray Bourque era is like stale toast with no butter....bland....no matter what Mike Emrick says. The only guy who can make a period of hockey with 4 shots on goal sound exciting.
Which leads me to how I got introduced to the internet. I was the world's biggest NHL fan for the better part of 20 years , than I lost interest thorugh the middle part of the 90's. I discovered NHL.com around 2001 and became interested in hockey again. While looking for a place to chat (after becoming bored with The hockeynews.com forum)with Bruins fans, I accidently found Boston.com. The Bruins forums were becoming increasing hostile and eventually I lost interest in the discussion boards and the sport in general, baseball was where the real action was!!!When I found that Boston.com had a music forum , I was psyched and started posting there with very little response.....however, being such a big music critic and opinionated on the subject I kept going. Soon many of you started answering my crazy threads and away we go!!!
To those of you who are regulars, semi-regulars and even the new people, thanks for posting, thanks for responding. I joke with yoga, David , jessey and a HF ( because it's fun!!!) mostly on the sports and political forums humor is less appreciated. I have fun with BILL806, who is a funny guy, yet some think he is being straight up...I figured out his routine years back and it livens up a sometimes boring chat board, his act doesn't go over as well on the political forum....tis a viscious place....those people are a tough crowd.
Music is a subject that I feel comfortable about, I have strong opinions.
I will say, with David in mind, that I am tough on Disco....because I don't like it ( especially KC and the Sunshine Band), but, and DON'T REPEAT THIS.....I will leave a Disco song on the radio if there are only ads on the other stations...because even lousy music is better than no music...however, I will listen to the news before I listen to a Bee Gees song.