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Unwired

I have not been blogging as frequently as I have wanted to lately. The main reason for this: I do not yet have an internet connection in my house. I know what you’re thinking. “But Andy, as an Emerging Technologies Librarian you have to be wired 24/7.” Well, I still am wired via my Blackberry, but I have not taken the necessary steps to get the web at home.

I have been in my apartment for almost two months now, but have just not pulled the trigger on getting the internets. Mainly because the reasonable fiber connection I wanted did not yet run to my part of town. This angered me a bit so I have been using the web at coffee shops, the laundromat and at work to get my fix.

I can’t say I do not miss it at home, but I do think that it has been good for me not having the web around all the time. I have had more time to concentrate on some book reading. Moreover, I have been able to do more reflection and writing (not blogging though). I get time to slow down and think instead of watching TV on hulu or tripping from link to link on blog posts.

That being said, I need to get my home wired soon. I am starting to go through withdrawals.

Andy Burkhardt

2 Comments

  1. I bet it’s kind of nice to not be inundated by the interwebs at all hours of the day. The election/voting fraud piece on Bill Moyers was very interesting. In some ways I think it’s only natural for politicians to gain every advantage possible, but some of this stuff is pretty underhanded. Yet it seems that no matter what happens the process will always be succeptible to manipulation or failure. Maybe we just need to have all of our politicians settle things in the octagon, UFC-style. Or better yet a trial by ordeal, where the candidates are tortured and brutalized to the satisifaction of an angry mob and whoever survives wins.

  2. I bet it’s kind of nice to not be inundated by the interwebs at all hours of the day. The election/voting fraud piece on Bill Moyers was very interesting. In some ways I think it’s only natural for politicians to gain every advantage possible, but some of this stuff is pretty underhanded. Yet it seems that no matter what happens the process will always be succeptible to manipulation or failure. Maybe we just need to have all of our politicians settle things in the octagon, UFC-style. Or better yet a trial by ordeal, where the candidates are tortured and brutalized to the satisifaction of an angry mob and whoever survives wins.

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