social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center

Jonathan Suttin

What does Jonathan have to say?



Was there history before the Internet?

internetI've often wondered what life was like before cars or air conditioning or even indoor plumbing.  It seems like it would be impossible.  Obviously I never knew life before those things so I can't really imagine it. However, I DID live before there was the internet.  In fact, I received a college degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison without the internet.  Here are a list of thigns I did WITHOUT the internet: 1) Research papers 2) Find movie times 3) Write letters 4) Get directions to something 5) Find out who was the MVP in the 1973 World Series 6) Amuse myself with humorous content 7) Make reservations for dinner 8) Choose a place to go for dinner 9) Book a vacation 10) Buy airline tickets 11) Look at a picture of a supermodel in a bathing suit 12) Buy music Now it seems impossible to do ANY of those things without the internet.  Despite making our lives easier, I sometimes think the internet has made me a believer of anything I see on the computer screen.  If it's on Wikipedia it has to be true, right?  I mean someone is checking that thing to make sure it's accurate.  Right? The internet has not not only made us less productive, but our standards for entertainment have dropped as well.   I spent 20 minutes yesterday watching videos of cats playing with string, paper bags and chasing laser pointer lights.  What the hell is wrong with me?! I'd write more, but I think there's a new video of a elephant scratching his back on a tree.

Tags :  
Social :


Share This: | More


 
12/24/2009 6:20AM
Was there history before the Internet?
Please Enter Your Comments Below
12/24/2009 11:29AM
1055 Triple M » Was there history before the Internet?
[...] posted here:  1055 Triple M » Was there history before the Internet? Categories: Internet Tags: air-conditioning, before-cars, cars-or-air, even-indoor, Internet, [...]
03/09/2010 8:30AM
buy laser pointer
buy laser pointer... I love your site. I found your blog on Tuesday while searching for buy laser pointer and your post regarding 1055 Triple M " Was there history before the Internet? looked very thought provoking to me. It really looks very nice. The articles provided a...
03/14/2010 11:53AM
xnpxatmmjo
R4KXl3 hujifcgdvbyg, [url=http://qeepbpiyfaua.com/]qeepbpiyfaua[/url], [link=http://rfscdnthcvbd.com/]rfscdnthcvbd[/link], http://tqkcvhjuxmnn.com/
04/05/2010 1:23AM
argfciacu
GlpIRj pvaacrttqxpo, [url=http://nwrqqryfaqzu.com/]nwrqqryfaqzu[/url], [link=http://hpnkpeiekpau.com/]hpnkpeiekpau[/link], http://zaraagxzehrm.com/
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
Activate With M
Submit
The next Jonny Lang? Quinn Sullivan is the real deal
I was up in Wausau for the Big Bull Falls Blues Fest, and had a great time watching all the great live music. The big surprise of the day was the guy who played at 3pm. He's just 15 years old and is a good friend of Buddy Guy, and even got to play...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Young MC "Bust a Move"
Kitty apppeared to be all alone on her dislike of this song, which made it to #7 on the charts in 1989. Rolling Stone described the song this way: "a G-rated funk-bomb integral to hip-hop's eventual mainstream acceptance." The G-rating probably...
Read More
The most beautiful spot in Dane County right now
If you get a chance to head out to Pope Farm Conservancy in the next couple of days--I highly recommend it! Pope Farm Conservancy is 105 acres that sits on top of three recessional moraines in the Town of Middleton, where three different watersheds...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Rex Smith "You Take My Breath Away"
Teen idol Rex Smith made it all the way up to #10 on the Billboard charts in 1979 with this song, which was actually featured in a TV movie called "Sooner or Later." Smith had a bit of an acting career and appeared in "Grease" and "Pirates of...
Read More
Madison has gone beer-crazy!
You could call it Madison Craft Beer Week, part two! The week leading up to the Great Taste of the Midwest Beer Festival August 9th is chock full of tasty beer offerings all over southern Wisconsin, with plenty of tap takeovers, beer pairings, and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Hall & Oates "Method of Modern Love"
Hall & Oates had a lot of great hits in the 1970s and 1980s, and if you believe a lot of folks, this is NOT one of them! This song with its amazing spelling lesson hook made it all the way to #5 on the charts in February of 1985. We're a...
Read More
Will this be Clapton's last record?
Eric Clapton definitely has retirement in mind. He hinted to Rolling Stone recently that he may quit touring and recording, and only play for family and friends. We can look forward to at least one more new Clapton record before he hangs up his Strat...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Olivia Newton John "Please Mr. Please"
Olivia Newton-John was all over the radio in the 1970s, with hits that included "Have You Never Been Mellow," "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" and of course those songs from the movie "Grease."  But not a lot of people...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
The next Jonny Lang? Quinn Sullivan is the real deal
I was up in Wausau for the Big Bull Falls Blues Fest, and had a great time watching all the great live music. The big surprise of the day was the guy who played at 3pm. He's just 15 years old and is a good friend of Buddy Guy, and even got to play...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Young MC "Bust a Move"
Kitty apppeared to be all alone on her dislike of this song, which made it to #7 on the charts in 1989. Rolling Stone described the song this way: "a G-rated funk-bomb integral to hip-hop's eventual mainstream acceptance." The G-rating probably...
Read More
The most beautiful spot in Dane County right now
If you get a chance to head out to Pope Farm Conservancy in the next couple of days--I highly recommend it! Pope Farm Conservancy is 105 acres that sits on top of three recessional moraines in the Town of Middleton, where three different watersheds...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Rex Smith "You Take My Breath Away"
Teen idol Rex Smith made it all the way up to #10 on the Billboard charts in 1979 with this song, which was actually featured in a TV movie called "Sooner or Later." Smith had a bit of an acting career and appeared in "Grease" and "Pirates of...
Read More
Madison has gone beer-crazy!
You could call it Madison Craft Beer Week, part two! The week leading up to the Great Taste of the Midwest Beer Festival August 9th is chock full of tasty beer offerings all over southern Wisconsin, with plenty of tap takeovers, beer pairings, and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Hall & Oates "Method of Modern Love"
Hall & Oates had a lot of great hits in the 1970s and 1980s, and if you believe a lot of folks, this is NOT one of them! This song with its amazing spelling lesson hook made it all the way to #5 on the charts in February of 1985. We're a...
Read More
Will this be Clapton's last record?
Eric Clapton definitely has retirement in mind. He hinted to Rolling Stone recently that he may quit touring and recording, and only play for family and friends. We can look forward to at least one more new Clapton record before he hangs up his Strat...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Olivia Newton John "Please Mr. Please"
Olivia Newton-John was all over the radio in the 1970s, with hits that included "Have You Never Been Mellow," "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" and of course those songs from the movie "Grease."  But not a lot of people...
Read More
Categories
Archives