Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Have a doughnut—an INTERNET doughnut.

The INTERNET!I've got an analogy for you. Hear me out on this one, okay? Okay.

Being on the Internet is something like having a cheese doughnut. It's unlike anything else you've ever seen, and yet in a way it is both familiar and intriguing. Maybe you got the cheese doughnut from a friend, and maybe you share it with your friends—there are lots of things you can do with the cheese doughnut. Of course, there are as many ways of reacting to the cheese doughnut as there are people that receive it.

The cheese doughnut makes some people uncomfortable, because it is so unlike anything else they've dealt with, so they make a bunch of rules for their cheese doughnut in some sort of attempt to control who can look at it and what they can say about it. They like their cheese doughnut to be safe from being used in any way that they're not used to. The cheese doughnut is all right, but it's nothing really all that more special than cheese or doughnuts by themselves.

Other people look at the cheese doughnut and see opportunity—opportunity to do all kinds of new and interesting things that just aren't possible with cheese or doughnuts by themselves. They anxiously share the doughnut with anyone and everyone that they can, and they enjoy all the new and different things that can be done with a cheese doughnut.

Of course there are also those that get overenthusiastic about the cheese doughnut, and proclaim that it is ushering in a new dawn for mankind or some such rot. They take the cheese doughnut to irrational extremes, applying everything in their life to the new and amazing advancement of the cheese doughnut.

And don't forget the people that sit around making up stupid analogies about the cheese doughnut, because they are utterly incapable of just enjoying the cheese doughnut for what it is, with all its ups and downs. Not only that, they can't seem to find a language to talk about the cheese doughnut directly, which is why they only make their important points about the cheese doughnut using inane analogies.

Like I said, being on the Internet is like having a cheese doughnut. I'm pretty sure there was a point to this post, I just don't remember what it was.
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Blogger DaButtminster said...

Dang. Now I want a cheese donut. And I don't mean the internet.

11:31 AM, January 24, 2006  

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