Friday, February 23, 2007

Suck It, Switch-Offers

Apparently there's a move afoot for March 24, 2007 to be International Shutdown Day, a day in which all of us will sever our link from the intertubes and actually go out into the sunshine and do stuff.

Well, I've never been for that sort of all or nothing kind of thing. I like to consult the tubes before I do certain things, say to get directions, or check the weather. I have no plans to unplug the Wii and tell it that it can't use the tubes to get updates and magical Wii-y things. I, similarly, have no plans to unplug the wireless doodad from the TiVo and keep it from getting updates and generally being on my home network and making me smile.

The internet, to a lot of us, and computers in general, are an appliance. A utility. This is like International For God's Sake Don't Use the Toaster Day. What did toast ever do to you?

So you can have my intertubes when you pry them from my cold, dead hands. My hands, the hands of my Wii, the hands of my laptop, and the hands of my TiVo. Distributed computing FTW.


Shocho said...

Yeah, fuck that. I'm staying online 24 hours that day.

Anonymous said...

There are some things that are just to necessary to living. This is the thing that keeps me in touch with the world I want to see not what someone has decided I want to watch. I am mourning Studio 60. All hail the internets!

DrHeimlich said...

Include me with those of you who think this is the dumbest thing ever. I think this was dreamt up by people afraid of technology.

TheGirard said...

I think I have a raid that day.