Feels Like Today

“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.”
                                               Dorothy Thompson in the Associated Press.

Came in here this morning to do some downloads, and as usual, it seems as if it is taking forever. I wonder? Is there such a thing as a download accelerator, perhaps I could download one somewhere off the net and make this process more bearable? Have you noticed or is it just me, “but it seems that everything at the drive thru window is taking MUCH LONGER since gasoline exceeded the three dollar benchmark” at least to me it seems that way.

Just when I believe I have found a comfortable point in time, where the computer and I can co-exist, to be friends to each other, it takes off on one of its tangents and upsets my apple cart like you would not believe. This day it appears to have a mind of its own, and is driving me up the wall. Really bothers me when it does all that whirring and clicking in the background, and I don’t have a clue as to what is really going on. I will be right back, have to check our bank account on-line.

Okay I am back, everything is swell over there. The point is kind of mute anyway, like most American’s we are marginally bankrupt 26 days out of the month. Most of our life savings consists of loose change, deposited in an old Folgers Coffee Can on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen anyway.

Sometimes I feel as if we already live in a real-world version of George Orwell’s classic “1984.” Now some six decades after the term “Big Brother” epitomized Orwell’s account of how “every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized,” we find every computer keystroke we make is recorded, every phone call is logged at work and even home.

Don’t believe it? Step over to Google.Com and enter your name. If you do any of this on a regular basis, you will be surprised what you can find under your OWN name. I surely was. While we are at it. Orwell also said: “On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quiet all the time.”

Nugget of truth there, huh?

Have a good weekend.