I'm a little slow today. I just switched to Sanka. So...have a heart?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

What did people do...

What did people used to do at work before the Internet?

How did they pass those looong, boooring hours? Maybe writing letters longhand? Dictating things?

Searching for the McAlister file?

Whiteing things out on their IBM Selectrics?

My guess is this: Before the internet came around in 1994... I'll be people just smoked. I mean, I think you could still smoke inside in a lot of places in 1994... Not that I really remember so well, because smoking probably blended into the background, and I never was aware that there was a difference between "smoking" and "non-smoking..." but I digress.

I'll bet people smoked the shit out of a pack of cigarettes on a slow day at work. Bored? Nothing to do? Have a smoke at your desk, and stare out the window. Or go downstairs and grab a bag of UTZ Potato Chips (I miss you, Utz.) and smoke outside. Or go to a co-worker's office, and smoke and talk about...buttoning the top buttons of silk, collared shirts...and...that crazy show...Melrose Place?

I don't know. I CERTAINLY don't know what I'd do without the internet. I'd go stir crazy and be bored shitless. I mean, I COULD still smoke in my office (Really.) but I don't like smoking when I'm not drinking.

I guess my point is: Thank God we have the internet now. It's probably caused me to smoke a lot less than I otherwise would...