“When did the Internet become so boring?” Discuss!
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If these gentlemen think the internet is boring I'd like to introduce them to my job.
I'm with them: February 2004.
They like to be bore… ah, fuck it.
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@Matt fuckyeahtrollgaze.tumblr.com Not found.
right-o, the internet is like new york – was cool in the 90s, boring, bloombergy, and overrun with stupid restaurants with brooklyn in the name now.
@my_piru – Back in my younger days, we used to say that NY was cool in the 80s before it got all boring, Giulianiy, and overrun with stupid restaurants trying to be french.
We used to complain about the people who moved her expecting it to be like "Rent", i'm assuming soon we'll complain about the people expecting it to be like "Girls".
My dad's generation complains that the city has sucked since the Voidoids broke up in the early 80s.
Old-Timers complain the city has sucked since the awesome scenes of the mid 50s to mid 60s went away.
I'm sure if you could re-animate corpses, there'd be people complaining that the city started to be boring when the car got invented and they got rid of all that horse shit filling every fucking avenue that kept the city "FOR REAL"
@Leon Saint-Jean Five Points or GTFO.
I am one of the few people who appreciate both iterations of the Internet.
@Leon Saint-Jean you're very right, but your dad's generation didn't have to endure artisanal mayo shops and dipshits with ron swanson beards opening up unaffordable restaurants while thinking they are cutesy and crafty.
Internet's not for everyone.
Man, they're really pushing the envelope with this idea, aren't they?
When did the internet get boring? It was either January 2nd at around 16:39 when I finished reading it and it began to just loop. Mind you, it might have been when this presidential election started (When was that–20 years ago?)?
I mean, I realize this is not the response we're supposed to be giving here (i.e. responding to anything in the Times seriously) but honestly? You're not doing the internet right if you think it's boring. Why just the other day, while researching a small piece of writing, I went a mere three wikipedia jumps away from the Gloria Trillo article and found myself staring incredulously at the following: "Street styles were appropriated by fashion designers, who marketed lavish, Moroccan-style kaftans as hostess gowns for casual at-home entertaining."
COME ON. The internet is fantastic. If you're bored your boring etc etc etc. (Also if you're bored and looking for some fun do feel free to online bully the twit in charge of the Bar Keepers Friend Twitter account. Her name is Chrissy; tell her I say hey.)
The internet became boring when we all learned the appropriate manners for dealing with it, when it no longer would turn off and when we finally had to be "ourselves".
Even this answer is boring, because in making it we all know that it is written elsewhere, better and then again elsewhere better still, ad infinitum. All it takes to sift the diamonds from the turds is time and we all know exactly how much. The glowing images no longer surprise us. We want smellovision.
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