Why I Don’t Like the Internet

The internet is readily accessible.  It is user-friendly.  Anyone with a computer can sign on and surf the web.   Meaning, anyone with a computer can shove their stupidity at you through your computer screen.  Can we make an IQ test some sort of prerequisite to buying online service?  At the log-in screen, perhaps you would have to do some spatial reckoning or mathematical story problems before you could sign in.

As a rule, I try to avoid people on the internet.  I don’t sign into chat programs.  I don’t visit chat rooms.  I avoid forums.  It is in places like these where people, who usually have no grasp of the more rudimentary aspects of the English language, say something idiotic that infuriates me.  And I’m the sort of person that, if I know you’re saying something wrong I will try to correct you.  The more adamant you are in your being correct, the angrier I will get.

I don’t think anything will make me angrier faster than a Christian chat room.  I can’t even talk about it without getting angry.  The last time I was in a room of this sort, a person claimed that all rock music was satanic and that I was a follower of Satan for disagreeing with them.  I am all for believing what you want to believe.  If you believe rock music is satanic, that’s fine.  If you want to believe that every band except for The Mamas and the Papas is fundamentally evil, all the more power to you.  But how dare you condemn me for not believing the same thing.

My overall problem with the internet is that anyone, any where, can put in their two cents.  And when others try to sift through the resulting gob of opinion, it is nearly impossible to find the few real pennies in the masses of counterfeit ones.

One thought on “Why I Don’t Like the Internet

  1. I've long been of the mind that we should allow anyone to buy a computer, but people should have to pass a competency exam in order to connect that computer to anything outside of their home.
    Network Cards, modems, routers, all should require a license to purchase. Heavy fines should be levied to those people (Best Buy) who sell these items to those without a license.
    Unfortunately, no one important enough to change the laws agrees with me.
    Carry on.

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