Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Look, which way.......❓❓❓

(Pink roses watercolor~Source)
We all know the Unwritten Rules of Pretty Blog Land.  Keep our posting light, warm, peaceful, pretty, calm, mostly uplifting.  And usually, we all adhere to these Unwritten Rules.  
Pretty Blog Land is a place of Safety.   Amid all the other net and *news* sites, which offer up chaos and arguing and vitriol and general nastiness.  Among other things...
(God Janus, looking both ways~Source)
But did you know, that "Parts or all of the internet were shut down at least 213 times in 33 countries last year, the most ever recorded, according to Access Now, a nonprofit that advocates for a free internet and has monitored the practice for a decade."  Source
Who ever even considers that the World Wide Net, will not be there, every time we click on?    No one.   But even this, could be fragile.  Which is not a  light, warm, peaceful, pretty, calm, mostly uplifting topic.  But let's face it, there are worse topics. 
And I will now go back, to a light and fun "question"...
Isn't that statue above, 
a gorgeous depiction
 of a male???  -smile- 


Pam said...

Oh you are so funny about the statue! haha....and yes, free is nice but I would be lost without my internet.

Lady Locust said...

Interesting - I did not know that any of it was shut-down. We are accustomed to power outages so have other resources as well. I am aware of information being removed by "the internet gods" in multiple instances.
And even if it's not light and fluffy, it is real. If that's the darkest you ever post, you're set :-)

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

Ha! I think I know one of those 33 countries. Their government tried to shut down social media for several days. It didn't work as they planned, because people started using VPNs. :D

Patti said...

I may be out of step with most everyone else, but, I honestly think we were all better off BEFORE the internet came into existence. When I was in my late 20's (during the late 1980's), I wrote a 783-page novel. I could no more do that today than I could fly to the moon. All because I spend too much time on the internet!

Before internet, I enjoyed the outdoors more, I read more books, I played more games. If I was forced to be internet-free (due to outage), I think it would be a good thing.

Mama Pea said...

Okay, so maybe I am tired tonight. But I'm not sure I get it. The statue? Ummm, does that mean men are two-faced? Or is that a negative connotation you didn't mean?

If all of the Internet shut down, can you just imagine what that would mean for business world-wide?

Jo said...

It's hard to believe that we once lived in a world with no internet, I'd be lost without it now.

Jules said...

Just like Jo, I would feel lost without the internet (quite literally on occasion)

Andrea Charles said...

In the present day era, being without the Internet is something that is just not a possibility and something that cannot even be imagined. I myself have sat back and wondered how did we survive without the internet in the earlier days or have we really gotten that addicted to it as a human race? It was a very commendable read and enjoyed reading it. Your perspective on the statue was humorous.