Our View

Sep 252003

The Internet has made everything in life more convenient, but that isn’t always for the best. Nowadays, school credits can be completed, bills can be paid and relationships can be found, all without the hassle of leaving the house or getting dressed.

You can look at pornography, buy cigarettes, gamble or play video games until you drop (see Tuesday’s paper for a story on this). It’s important to remember to enjoy these services in moderation so you don’t end up broke, single or both.

Whether you view these services as positive or negative, there are a lot of advantages offered by the Internet.

Though we acknowledge the fact that in many ways the Internet has improved our lives, it has also distanced us from making personal connections to family, close friends and people in our community.

You might be able to type and send your resume out without having to deal with one living, breathing human, but it’s almost guaranteed that your interview is not going to be with a monitor screen.

Everyone is able to instant message their friends without going through the hassle of calling them up and maintaining a phone conversation, but it should be more rewarding to leave the computer desk and meet with friends over a cup of coffee or a glass of beer.

We hope students take advantage of Internet surfing, but there is a fine line between using the Internet and being obsessed with it. Instead of indulging in online gaming, leave the blue hue of your computer screen and battle a friend or foe in a game of chess.

A tale-tale sign of someone staying a little too long on the Internet is when he/she starts speaking IM. It was good talking to you, GTG. You are the funniest LOL. Thanks for reading Our View, TTYL.

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