A site to behold
Barry Artise, Now Public Contributor
Computer Technology certainly has made life so much easier for many, from armchair reporters, political pundits and internet dating all at the click of a mouse without ever leaving your home. Some may say it may contribute to obesity in some who never get off their butts creating an army of internet addicts to easy access to internet porn the world over.
True, internet may have it's detractors, but environmentally, computer and internet technology may be the ultimate pollution free activity reducing travel times via online shopping from consumer goods to cars and homes as well as for some the ease of emailing or working from home reduces the need for vehicles on our roads. Postal mail and the transport of mail is vastly reduced. The positives are many from reducing or eliminating the need for paper bound books, music, video CD/DVD, and the resulting transportations polluting methods to get them to market. The list of positives are endless. Where else but a library can one have the world at their finger tips, internet technology allows this instantly as well as sharing of ideas from every corner of the world.
Some say the Internet prevents human face to face interaction, whereby some prefer a life of virtual reality over reality. My opinion is the Internet may well be the most important tool since the invention of the wheel.
My Final Thought
Now, only if technology could develop a program to automatically eradicate email spam, by reducing the sender's number of email recipients to 6 people would certainly go a long way in putting spammers out of business.
Millions of Canadians are Internet addicts who couldn't live without e-mail, and the majority of us think Google has made our lives better. God bless ya, Google.
That's according to the results of an Angus Reid Strategies poll released yesterday, and while some of the information could have been delivered by Captain Obvious and the Blatant Patrol -- e.g. the younger, richer and smarter you are, the more likely you are to rely on technology -- there are a few surprises secreted within.
The online poll asked roughly 1,000 adult Canadians questions like how often they check their e-mail, how often they use news websites and social networking sites, and whether they prefer to keep in touch with friends and family via the telephone or the Internet.
The venerable, indispensable Google was singled out as the site that most of us rely on, with 52% of those surveyed saying the search engine and its suite of ancillary features makes their lives better.