The WEB? Screw that dumphole. Maybe that's just my influenza speaking, the first one in six years, the one after the dark-helicopter episode of last week? It's all documented on here. Maybe it's just that i was brought up
in an age when paper meant everything and maybe it's the fact that the first Amazon Kindle I buy from 'New' doesn't even work, that I'm growing rapidly jaded as regards 'The Digital Universe ...'!
Seems though that PopularMechanics
are right at the forefront of promoting the idea that completely 'committing internet suicide'
as some braniac has coined it, is the way forward for those worried about the amount of Control Government gain from surveying all your various accounts and websites. IF they DO! http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/how-to/computer-security/how-to-disappear-completely-from-the-internet
January 10, 2012.
"If you’ve ever used the Internet, you have an online identity. Maybe it’s slight: a Hotmail account here, a comment on a news story there. Or maybe you’ve been more prolific, leaving a trail of usernames, accounts, messages, and profiles across the digital landscape. In any case, an active internet user owes it to himself to do a bit of self-Googling. What you’ll find will be both enlightening and humbling—even worrying.
Me, I think I'm just dog-tired of faking trust in a world based on little 0 & 1's that evaporates when the medium breaches. Did you know, that a GOOD QUALITY PRINTED BOOK on low acid Paper, Ph of 9, which I think is what is called 'alkaline reserve', can last for a 1000 years
. I have books on acid paper which are 20 yrs old, already very yellow with age. That's because of the Acid in our environment, in the air, on our fingers, in the paper itself ...
An Alkaline additive serves to displace or cancel the ageing effects of ACID as it leaches into the paper over the decades. I can't see our Binary 'digital media'
still being around at the beginning of the next Millennium; - can you?
- My New Kindle was broken before I even received it!
North Americans are the classical promoters of the idea of Low-Acid Paper, and the history of Hi-Quality American printing goes back centuries, whilst the Brits concentrated on producing books that disintegrate after a few reads. I think Paper or artificial paper even, some polymer perhaps, has a great future, whilst the future of the internet, looks increasingly shaky to me. Or maybe that is just me.
I am after all well into my 6th decade already; I mean where does the time go, not down that big black hole called 'The Internest' I hope!?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid-free_paper