Over on Mashable, a question has been asked: Ever Imagined a World Without Internet?
What the fuck?, is my immediate reply.
I click on the author’s name, and come to her bio:
When she isn’t basking in the New York summer swelter, Allegra lives in Los Angeles. She’s completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern California …
OK. Finishing a bachelor’s degree. Around twenty years old, probably … born 1992(ish). She doesn’t remember living without the Internet. Makes me feel old, but is ultimately understandab-
… where she is studying Cinema-Television Critical Studies and Multimedia Scholarship.
Wait. What was that, Allegra? You’re studying motherfucking cinema?
Want to “imagine” life without the Internet? Watch a movie that was released before you were born. Or maybe some old TV shows. There are lots of them. Some of them are good. What the fuck are they teaching you in your Cinema-Television courses at USC, anyways?
For most of us, though, we don’t have to imagine. We just need to remember.
Now get off my