Ain't You Got Angst?

     This is Ain't You Got Angst?, my new column in verbosity, where I can a chance to rant on some political or social aspect that I see as deserving a good smack in the face. AYGA's purpose is that of a catalyst, and it does indeed get the lead out. It was originally gonna be a side project, but I was connivedvinced into thickening the 'zine with it. There's no standard look to AYGA. Pure free-form-flame -- it'll vary. If you want to submit some lit, do so. I won't edit it... hell, I won't even correct your spelling.

     WARNING: You many not agree with the views expressed herein. Neither may the other editors. But face it... it's been said that you can't please all of the people all of the time. I'll tell you what -- that's not my worry. I'm going for the least-common denominator here.

World Wide Waste

I guess it's easy to be cynical.

Then again, we're at a stage where people don't realize the burnout factor. I used to love computers, and it's a novel concept to think one could hate these machines of loving grace.

However, I am a certain sign of it, as much as people find that funny.

Things have gotten much too far out of proportion. When you have people endlessly finding romance online and causing controversy, there's not much to say, except that it just begins to suck.

The world embraced the web, just as I was starting to realize the burden that the online world could become, and had become on me.

Be it an addiction? Perhaps, but I don't know that the hell would cause such a frenzy to spread like wildfire across the globe. The mere fact that I am using the web to talk about such an issue is humour in itself.

I realized the absurdity of it all when, despite my cybertendencies, I was in enough of a mind-numbing state (I worked for an ISP), that I bought Teach Yourself Java in 21 days. I completed Days 1-3 in 45 minutes. Now it sits on the bookshelf.

Not only had computers made their way into the hearts and homes of Americans, they're in our pockets as well.

But now they've got new junkies wrapped around their finger, waiting anxiously for the next bug-laden software to come out. What does it matter, when their saviour will release a patch unto the worship-png masses in a few short months?

Is this all just a trend, as I sorely hope, or will I be eternally forced to see more URL placement(tm) whenever I turn on any of the major networks?

Sleep tight, America, get ready for one hell of a ride.

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