Pandora Box

I spent a good portion of my life surrounded by dictionaries, encyclopedias, and technical manuals… and I still have a few, gathering dust on my library shelves.

Old books languishing on a shelf

Been naturally curious, each time I wanted to learn about something, I would pick a thick book and leaf through it looking for the information. It was a laborious process, leaving me often unsatisfied and hungering for more.

And one miraculous day, the skies opened, and the INTERNET (surrounded by trumpet- playing angels) appeared in a blaze of glory. For us, computer nerds, it was like the Second Coming.
It felt like opening the Pandora Box and feasting on forbidden fruits. We could look at everything without incurring anger, sarcasm, or mockery.

Today, miracle of miracles, you can find information about practically everything on earth. The Internet loosened the grip of the clerics on our daily lives and set us free.
Nothing is taboo or too sacred to question anymore. Ask and you shall receive!

Let’s say that you buy a new appliance or any gadget that you have to assemble before using it. Especially when the product comes from the Far East, the owner manual can be minuscule and difficult to comprehend.

You then turn to YouTube looking for better instructions, and 9 times out of 10 you will find various versions of what you are looking for. You can also download the manual and look at it more comfortably on a large computer screen.

When I say that you can find anything that you are looking for, I really mean it. I was somewhat taken aback at one point when I came across young women discussing and demonstrating various sexual practices. I am not prude, but I was surprised.

If you are curious about masturbation or oral sex, these young women will describe in great details the best way to go about it. Don’t laugh, it is never too late to learn how to do things correctly.

There was a time when you could only get an education through colleges and universities. Not anymore. Now, thanks to the Internet, I believe that you could bypass colleges and become an expert on practically any subject on your own.

Now I wonder… Is the Internet competing with the Almighty? It has more ads, but many people find it far more responsive than God. I believe that considering his age the Old Man has to take more naps than anybody else.
And the Internet never sleeps…

By the way, “You wanna be worshipped? Go to India and moo.”

 Alain

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