Saturday, July 26, 2008

Addicted!!!

For past two weeks, I haven’t been able to visit my blog friends, I m sorry about that. (I really missed you guys. But there were some reasons behind it.

First and foremost reason --> Rains. Due to rains that we received fortnight ago telephone lines were under water and that means no internet.

Second reason may be I was feeling that I was really addicted to internet. From the day internet connection was down I would switch on the modem every 5 minutes or so to check whether I could browse, but only to find that i couldn’t, made me more desperate. This continued for some days when I finally visited the cybercafé and posted the last entry It came to me that I am so dependant on cyber world.

When i was in school till 12th Standard i didn’t have a computer. Computer in those days was considered luxury and i remember myself once visiting my friend’s home, for he had asked me to pay visit, as he had brought a new PC. I was mesmerized by the games he played like age of empires 1 and NFS, so colorful they were(As the games I had played in computer lab of our school was Prince of Persia the old Dos version)! He didn’t allow me to even touch the keyboard and i really envied him. Deep inside my heart a desire to pursue some degree which has Computer associated with it grew strong, for that would force my father to buy me one PC and i could play games!

Luckily by god's grace i got an engineering seat in Information Technology and my dreams came true. And then the games, the internet, all came with it. Although nowadays I don’t play games, but internet, it has become part and parcel of my life. I have become restless without it.
So i made up my mind, unless the internet connection becomes stable, I wouldn’t surf.

Thanks Whim, Hannah, Robin and Parth and all others for caring about me. Love you all.

Quote:
Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users? Clifford Stoll

23 comments:

VioletSky said...

I have missed you. Kept looking at the time of last post and thinking what has happened?

Great graphic! Can totally understand about the addiction!

DeLi said...

ME, I havent been in teh net for a while too...so how have you been?

Little Lamb said...

I, too, am addicted.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

lol i went here for a few time i thought you've gone awol.. hehe..

i like the pic lol i think its a portrait of me too haha..

well hopefully the rains will stop soon.. here we have thunders and all too..

Robin said...

I'm just glad you're okay.

It's very astute of you to realize how tied to the internet you are.... many people would have just gotten caught up in the need to find a way to stay connected.

I know I'm way too tied to it.....

Frances bo bancess said...

such a connection! i don't think i could manage without the internet, an obvious addict. i hope it comes back soon.

Dos Prince of Persia will never die... but i'm not to sure about the character, i always managed to find the spikes at the bottom of pits and loosen slabs of concrete onto my head.

keep safe

Robin said...

Just checking to see if you and your family are okay. Read the news just now. Sending good thoughts....

VioletSky said...

Am praying that you and your family and loved ones are safe. Have just read the news of the bombings.

Sandy said...

@violetsky - thanks
@deli - i m fine
@frances - yeah i thought i was addicted but found out during these 2 weeks that i can keep it under check.

@robin & violetsky - yeah we are fine. it happened quite near my home, i could hear the blast; but just thought it to be cycle tyre burst or something like that. its later in the evening i came to know that it was a bomb blast.

/t. said...

sandy,

thanks for
visiting mo'po...
and for your considered comments

all are welcome

at to computers & internet... use. se more.

more.

/t.

VioletSky said...

That was a quick response, good to hear. I'm glad. I can go to bed now!

Robin said...

I'm glad all is well...the world is a scary place.

Robin said...

I'm glad all is well...the world is a scary place.

whimsical brainpan said...

I've missed you and I understand the addiction all too well.

I also have gotten to the place where I don't surf unless my connection is strong. To do otherwise just frustrates me to no end.

Ruth said...

Thanks for confessing, I get that way too. It's not easy to back off.

noisysmile said...

I completely understand the addiction! Some days I just take a break from the whole blog thing.

Glad to hear you're ok!

Sandy said...

@robin - i agree.

@whim - yeah. when i read the post and then try to comment and recognize that i cant then it really irks.

@ruth and noisysmile - it really is an addiction.

Billy said...

am a net junkie too. cool graphic man.

the walking man said...

It is not an addiction if it is the way of 21st century communication eh?

Parth Barot said...

Yeah...true.I am also addicted to net and PC.
Its like saying,

Net is my food,net is my water,
Net is my god,so i never bother.

Net is my religion,
so i don't care on any allegation!

Melissa said...

hey there, thanks for the kind words. i'm feeling much better now, i think. and i'm back! sorta hehe. keep posting ait? n i'll do so too.

Sandy said...

@billy and parth - we all are.

@walking man - yeah what u r saying is true.

@melissa - glad to hear that u r back.

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