disconnected…or reconnected?

30 Apr

It’s a funny place you find yourself in when you don’t have the luxury of the everyday world wide web. I mean, it’s not something you need to survive, yet when it’s taken away – things seem just that little bit more difficult –and not to mention that things seem to pile up in a matter of a snowball effect…

Being disconnected now for roughly 2 weeks has been having some interesting effects on my daily routine. I have been forced to break rules when the chance arrives, borrow connections and hack my way into the virtual world that we have become so compulsively addicted to. And not to mention being wreckless enough to get busted for a questionable subject matter…

I never realised how much of an impact the web has held over my current situation. Not only a means of networking, socialising, blogging and creating, but also as a means of learning and keeping in touch with the arbitrary facts, events and creations, that I love… Bringing light to new perspectives, expanding the mind and all that.
It’s small things like this that make life easier – more simplified. Yet logically I can’t help thinking that it’s these very things that make us remote, slothful and complicated to begin with.

Being disconnected thus far has brought me to so much disorder, yet I have spent more time drawing, more time chatting & eating out and more time thinking about the world outside the window (and no, not just because I am now forced to listen to AM radio in the mornings due to the FM switch being broken). Slightly refreshed, I treck back into the wonderful world of web 2.0 and here we go once more…



2 Responses to “disconnected…or reconnected?”

  1. clary April 30, 2008 at 11:15 am #

    I’m not sure I can be without an internet connection for that long. My cup of coffee in the morning is right before my monitor to check all messages and blogs, I think I will be lost. Great entry, got me thinking.

  2. ameliamcmanus May 1, 2008 at 11:57 am #

    I find that when I’m without net access for a few days I feel anxious, but if it has to last longer.. the need seems to subside and it no longer bothers me as much.
    You’re right – one ends up spending more time doing more ‘wholesome’ things when net access is limited.
    Having said that.. my daily world news fix (well twice daily) could not be satisfied by the static world news section of the daily papers..
    Bottom line – great post!

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