October 30, 2009

The Blame

I must make a confession, here.

Most of this Internet stuff, including blogs, is pretty new to me.

Seth and Wolf were once both of the same persuation as I’ve been until recently.

Neither had any use for the Dubya Dubya Dubya, nary an email address nor a website.

Wolfie (don’t you call him that, there are only a few of us who can get away with it), however, has full grown kids who, in the course of their adolescence, needed to have a computer around the house. He ignored the damn thing as long as he could, then the young folks demanded that he use it for email purposes so they could communicate. Right, that’s what a perfectly good telephone and the U.S. Postal Service are for.

Then Seth came along, first introducing Wolf to blogs, then talking him into becoming a contributing author.

Now the Wolf spends a few hours a day on-line when he’s not otherwise occupied.

Seth says he was dragged kicking and screaming onto the Internet back in late 1981, and ended up becoming “addicted” to it.

It was he who first got me on-line not long ago, and now gotten me blogging.

The worst part of it all is that I’m enjoying the #%&*^##% out of it.

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3 Responses to “The Blame”

  1. BB-Idaho Says:

    It is amazing, convenient, addictive…and rather confounding. As a working scientist, I thought the power of computers would grow and stay in that realm:
    quick computing compared to paper/sliderule/calculator.
    I jumped in back in ‘85, fascinated with the converted
    NASA algorithms for explosives computing: solving for
    numerous unknowns with five binomial equations (took weeks on paper, and one dare not make a mistake). That PC took about 10 minutes, even with an added math coprocessor. Lately, even at home in retirement, similar problems take all of 2.5 seconds. One day one of our engineers dropped my to explain the ‘mouse’. I laughed and said that dumb idea would never fly! And here we are, even us ancients, toying with instant
    international communication. Go figure….

  2. Always On Watch Says:

    Blogging does indeed take on a life of its own!

    I started blogging in earnest as a way to fill time while I was recovering from a car accident. Next thing I knew, I was hosting an Internet radio show.

  3. Chuck Says:


    Explosives, and a liberal to boot? Uh oh! :-)

    From your comment, I see that you know how to do all sorts of scientific calculations on a computer. I’d be lost, I can see myself staring at a screen full of graphs, charts and letter based formulae with exponents and having no clue what I was looking at.

    Seth once told me how computers and the Internet work, in fact gave me a highly scientific, extremely complex technical breakdown on the properties and processes involved.

    “It’s magic”, he said.

    Always On Watch,

    I like the concept because it gives me a chance to put my two cents in and hope that people read it and see some sense in the products of right thinking.

    It’s also a good way to vent when confronted by the kind of frustrating buffoonery in which our elected “leaders” and those of other countries that count continue to indulge.