What can Happen if you “disconnect” for a day

Yesterday I decided to take the day off, no podcasts, no RSS feeds. The only thing I did was check my personal email account and watch Joost.

Well if any of you are an RSS junkie like I am you may know what happens when you do this, I return to over 1000 RSS posts since yesterday morning. Oh my, oh my. So now, I have to get through them right, of course but today I’m spending most of the day out of town shopping and that means it may take me a while to get through these.

I just wanted to let everyone know that I may miss a couple of stories that have a little bit of importance. Being disconnected really stinks, but thats OK, I don’t plan on missing them because I should be able to catch up on over the weekend. Just a warning though about the posts, they will be a little slow today and tomorrow, to focus on weeding out the boring stuff.

The Joost story will be up today but may not make it until 6:00pm or later (eastern time)

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2 Comments

  1. Ehi, I’ve always the same problem when I go somewhere without an internet connection for one or more days. One or two days far from the computer are good, but “the day after” is a real mess :)))

    If u would like to give me the chance to try joost, pls send the invite to (email edited out). Thank u!

  2. Hey Michael,

    I can totally relate to how it feels to be disconnected for a day, especially after the recent event Shutdown Day 2007 where Internet users from around the world try to survive 24 hours without turning on their computers. Fortunately for me, I’m not a RSS junkie, so I’m contented reading the feeds from the last couple of hours that Opera retrieves for me

    I certainly feel that being disconnected in a day and age like today is not something good because it’ll be tantamount to losing touch with a part of reality. In fact, I feel that we have become so dependent on technology that it has become an integral part of our lifes. But sometimes, as much as we would like to remain connected with the rest of the world, the circumstances may not allow us to do so. For example, natural disasters can cut us off from the outside world and this is not within our control.

    Truthfully speaking, I would like to win one of those four Joost invites that are up for grabs. But I’ve noticed that the selection will only end on the 11th of April. As I’ll be conscripted into the army on the 10th, I’ll be offline for the next 2 weeks. So, if the expiry date on the invite comes before the 24th, then please send the invite to someone else cos’ as much as I would like an invite, I wouldn’t want to see one going to waste.

    Anyway, even if I don’t get selected, I would like to commend you on your fantastic coverage of Joost as it has given me a closer insight into the workings of the software. It’s also great to see that you’re giving away your invites at a time when mercenaries are capitalising on them for monetary profits.

    Hope you have a great day! 🙂

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