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Old 07-25-08, 11:21 AM   #1
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"Internet Endangers Big-City Tradition"

http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2008/07/bikemessengers

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[QUOTE=wnatw;7133193]http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2008/07/bikemessengers

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The internet has brought porn into every home in the free world, ruined brick and mortar shopping, added to the plethora of misinformation roaming the planet, destroyed our ability to interact with each other in person and enabled people to become addicted to you-tube. The fact that it may be harming bike messangers' jobs doesn't suprise me. I'm not exactly sure why we even keep it around. I have a sneaking suspicion that it is related to the porn though.
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Old 07-25-08, 12:49 PM   #4
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This is effing hilarious. I was walking by them when they were taking that picture.
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there is a price to be paid for our global pornography network. I think it is worth it.
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and i wouldn't have a job without the internet
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The internet has brought porn into every home in the free world, ruined brick and mortar shopping, added to the plethora of misinformation roaming the planet, destroyed our ability to interact with each other in person and enabled people to become addicted to you-tube. The fact that it may be harming bike messangers' jobs doesn't suprise me. I'm not exactly sure why we even keep it around. I have a sneaking suspicion that it is related to the porn though.

....says the guy posting on an internet message board.
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Old 07-25-08, 02:50 PM   #9
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The internet has brought porn into every home in the free world, ruined brick and mortar shopping, added to the plethora of misinformation roaming the planet, destroyed our ability to interact with each other in person and enabled people to become addicted to you-tube. The fact that it may be harming bike messangers' jobs doesn't suprise me. I'm not exactly sure why we even keep it around. I have a sneaking suspicion that it is related to the porn though.
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Are you kidding me? I mean yes, that's all true. But do you have any idea how empowering the interweb is to millions of people? Anyone with a computer and a phone line has access to unbelievable amounts of information, a lot of which is actually pretty f***ing useful.

Obviously it can't be stopped, and yes some bad shtuff comes along with it. But honestly you can say the same about any technology. I mean what, there's phone sex. So what, get rid of phones?

Books, CDs, Couriers, yeah they're going to suffer. But it's not like this is someone's fault. Those industries just gotta learn to keep up with the times, bro.
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And btw I'm not saying "f**k the couriers," I'm just saying there's no point in getting all bitter about it. It's gonna keep happening and dudes gotta deal.
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The internet has brought porn into every home in the free world, ruined brick and mortar shopping, added to the plethora of misinformation roaming the planet, destroyed our ability to interact with each other in person and enabled people to become addicted to you-tube. The fact that it may be harming bike messangers' jobs doesn't suprise me. I'm not exactly sure why we even keep it around. I have a sneaking suspicion that it is related to the porn though.

That is a very extreme and unproven, as well as biased, view of technology and can be applied in one form or another to every world changing invention in the history of man.
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The internet has brought porn into every home in the free world, ruined brick and mortar shopping, added to the plethora of misinformation roaming the planet, destroyed our ability to interact with each other in person and enabled people to become addicted to you-tube. The fact that it may be harming bike messangers' jobs doesn't suprise me. I'm not exactly sure why we even keep it around. I have a sneaking suspicion that it is related to the porn though.
I guess I am the only one that read this as tongue in cheek? I mean really? I suppose it could be one of the best trolls i've seen in a while /shrugs
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'Portrait painter' used to be a pretty damn good gig.

'Buggy whips' used to sell hundreds of thousands.

Times change.
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