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Has the internet become boring? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tim Wray   
Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

I was sitting here during a down moment and tried to find something interesting to read on the internet. It donned on me that perhaps the internet
truly has become boring. To many, the internet isn't the internet, but facebook. My 5-year old son usually refers to the Firefox icon on the computer's desktop as Facebook. I'm pretty sure that's a sign of how things have evolved over the last ten years, and even the last five.

It isn't that the internet has become boring, it's more that it has become a utility, an everyday tool that we depend on. It's just always there, just like radio stations and television. We would notice if they all went away, but they don't, they're always there in some capacity.

It's likely that I'm just disenfranchised with the internet as a whole at present; there's not much in it for me in a lot of ways. I do web development, but it certainly feels more like work than excitement and doing something awesome. There was a time it was more like playing a video game, and if a development project is going well, I sometimes recapture that excitement that was so easy to come by for me in the late 90s/early 2000s.

I did a search on Google for "The Internet is boring", and came up with an interesting blog article, which I later figured out was written by the CEO of a sattelite telvision network called "HDnet", that I recall watching the old show JAG on a few times in the last year. Not a bad piece in my opinion, and his opinion is pretty good too. See it here: http://blogmaverick.com/2007/08/24/the-internet-is-dead-and-boring/