DMZ America Podcast #16: Ted and Scott say “Death to the internet!” (yes, they see the irony)

If you had a chance to travel back in time and kill the Internet before it ever started, would you do it? In a grindingly ironic conversation, Scott and Ted ON THEIR PODCAST ON THE INTERNET discuss the pluses and mostly minuses of the invasive and often corrosive effects of the World Wide Web.

 

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  • alex_the_tired
    October 5, 2021 1:10 PM

    The reason Facebook wants a “muzzle”? Because they know the gummint will put a very small, unenforceable muzzle on them. And they will hold it up as “proof” that they were “following the rules.”
    I think the more useful question would be Ted’s kill-the-Internet question with the added follow-up, did you actually live as an adult before the Internet? But, speaking of Myers-Briggs and getting rid of the Internet (https://www.vox.com/2014/7/15/5881947/myers-briggs-personality-test-meaningless).

  • Maps aren’t the only thing I’d miss. Free photo development. God film SUCKED and cost a FORTUNE! 90% of my film photos have sunbursts in them and crap like that in them. Also slide shows of other people’s vacations. I’m glad I can ignore those on facebook now.

    • alex_the_tired
      October 6, 2021 5:38 AM

      Hmm … I recall both — film and phone photos. When you had a roll of 24 or 36 exposures, you picked your shots with care. And, I admit it, there was a flourish of excitement when picking up the photos at the drug store. The expense was real, but it did help to focus your attention away from taking pictures of your entree at the diner. Now it’s just images stored in a file on my computer. Hundreds of images. Hundreds and hundreds. Thousands. Until my hard drive crashes and I lose them all. Last night I was transferring photos off my phone and onto my computer and something went wrong. Half the images are gone — not on the phone, not in the computer, just gone because the software for communicating between one particular species of computer and one particular species of smartphone is a little buggy. Why would they patch it? You’ve already bought the phone and the computer. Switch? Sure, to other equally buggy equipment. …

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