- It can
be up or down. It's more fun when it's up, but it makes
it hard to get any real work done.
- In the
long-distant past, its only purpose was to transmit information considered
vital to the survival of the species.
Some people still think that's the only thing it should be used for,
but most folks today use it for fun most of the time
- It has
no conscience and no memory. Left to its own devices, it will just do
the same damn dumb things it did before.
- It provides
a way to interact with other people. Some people take this interaction
very seriously, others treat it as a lark. Sometimes it's hard to tell
what kind of person you're dealing with until it's too late.
- If you
don't apply the appropriate protective measures, it can spread viruses.
- It has
no brain of its own. Instead, it uses yours. If you use it too much,
you'll find it becomes more and more difficult to think coherently.
- We attach
an importance to it that is far greater than its actual size and influence
- If you're
not careful what you do with it, it can get you in big trouble.
- It has
its own agenda. Somehow, no matter how good your intentions, it will
warp your behavior. Later you may ask yourself, "Why on earth did
I do that?"
folks have it, some don't.
who have it would be devastated if it were ever cut off. They think
that those who don't have it are somehow inferior. They think it gives
them power. They are wrong.
who don't have it may agree that it's a nifty toy, but think it's not
worth the fuss that those who do have it make about it. Still, many
of those who don't have it would like to try it.
you've started playing with it, it's hard to stop. Some people would
just play with it all day if they didn't have work to do.