Monday, March 12, 2007

Modern addiction


Majdouline laughed a lot at my endless tendency to resort to Google!! Whenever she asked about something, new words, expressions, or any kind of information, my answer was obvious: “Go to Google!” After a few days working at the same office, she even started replying on her own questions before I uttered a word. “Go to Google,” she would say imitating me! Fortunately, thanks to Narjis ;) I knew that I wasn’t the only Google-addict in the place. So from time to time, we shared reflection about how life looked in the pre-internet era!!

Just a few years ago, when the Internet wasn’t accessible to everyone as it is now, we didn’t have the possibility to share documents or pictures and receive feedback right away. We couldn’t have the world’s libraries brought within seconds to our desks, nor could we keep daily contact with people living in the four corners of the world.

But was life normal then? Yes it was! We didn’t feel anything was missing. We used the methods available to make research and keep in touch. Life was not impossible without the internet. There were business deals concluded, PhDs obtained, and all sorts of information shared using simpler and slower methods. Had there been no Google, no Yahoo, no MSN, no Internet at all, we would have still found ways to communicate and do research normally. That’s why I think that more than anything, it’s the NEED such services as the internet and mobile phones have successfully created in our lives which make us unable to imagine life without them.

Now I don’t know if this addiction is beneficial, and whether I will ever be able to confirm that it was worth it. All I know for the moment is that it would be great if Google could develop a bit more and help me find the door keys I always keep losing :)

10 comments:

selma said...

Amen sister!!! Allah i3ez technology!! as for ur keys, maybe u could try to wizz them??? lol :)!!

issam ourrai said...

Cause of new way of communiaction we can not communicate, we can not talk to other on the street,...So ???

Lotfi said...

Quoi??Il y avait une vie avant l'ère du téléphone portable et surtout avant Internet?? Non non non c'est impossible!C'est une pensée que j'ai souvent:"Comment on faisait avant?"...C'est tellement mieux maintenant que je préfère ne plus y penser lol ;) Une chose est sure,ça ne retrouveras pas tes clés, mais sa continuera de faire communiquer des gens alors que rien ne les y prédisposait (comme deux personnes plus ou moins géographiquement éloignés, mais "télépathiquement inséparables" lol) ;)

Kaoutar said...

Selma >>> La wizz la beep!! Nothing works with door keys :D

Issam >>> I would agree with you. It's true that virtual communication can sometimes take us away even from the poeple who live with us under the same roof!

Lotfi >>> lol why don't we start a new calendar then? The calendar would start from the year the Internet was created!
(on est en l'an combien Après Internet?? :p ) lol

Anonymous said...

Wa baraka mn lkassal o diri chi post jdid. Rah lqorraa' diawlek bdaw kaymellou!!!! Daba khassek chi post 3efriiiiit bach t3awdi t7alli lihom chahiya!! lmohim good luck.

selma said...

Je suis d'accord avec M ou Mme Anonyme (je crois ke c Monsieur yak?), attribina bi articlin min 3indik!!

Anonymous said...

Exact Selma, you do know who I am: Mr "S" the anonymous . Nice to hear from you. Wa zairi hadik sa7btek rah bdat katkassel.

Kaoutar said...

Mr "S" the anonymous & Ms. "S" the well-known lol >>> Hay hay hay!! ha tta7aloufat bdaw 3awtani!! A new post is on the way (but I don't think it's 3afrit enough --- mouhim je manque de t3afrit had l ayam :)

selma said...

Key words Kaoutar: MEET ME! u'll have a strong dose of t3efrit tikafiki sana!!
Mr S: ra sahbti is tellement perfectionniste kel ne publie que les articles lus, relus, corrigés et repris par ses soins....Eh oui!! AL kamalou lilahi wahdah!

Kaoutar said...

Selma >>> Iwa read the new post and u will see! I really meant je manque de t3efrit!! It's nothing bad, it's a matter of moments, subjects and moods w safi :)