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(PCWorld)   10 things the internet has ruined. Productivity conspicuously missing from list   ( pcworld.com) divider line
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2010-04-15 08:58:06 AM  
The destruction of the newspaper business seems to be missing from that list.
 
2010-04-15 09:18:18 AM  
Awww, another "journalist" is jealous of Kevin Smith.
 
2010-04-15 09:58:41 AM  
The dividing line between data and knowledge is being erased.
 
2010-04-15 10:39:36 AM  
The radio star is also absent despite being killed.
 
2010-04-15 10:40:22 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: The radio star is also absent despite being killed.


Video is pissed that you imply Internet stole his kill shot.
 
2010-04-15 10:40:40 AM  
It's also caused a rough time of things for subby's mom. Rough, just the way she likes it.
 
2010-04-15 10:41:34 AM  
Pornagraphy is missing...
 
2010-04-15 10:41:40 AM  
I agree with the sex thing, remember finding your older brothers porn stash??? ZING!!! Now its like once you have seen one photo of a bird with a snooker table leg up her arse you have seen them all.. sigh..
 
2010-04-15 10:42:44 AM  

gmoney101: I agree with the sex thing, remember finding your older brothers porn stash??? ZING!!! Now its like once you have seen one photo of a bird with a snooker table leg up her arse you have seen them all.. sigh..


Playboy or something like it playing cards.... then finding my uncles Hardcore early 80's porn
 
2010-04-15 10:43:03 AM  
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2010-04-15 10:43:06 AM  

gmoney101: I agree with the sex thing, remember finding your older brothers porn stash??? ZING!!! Now its like once you have seen one photo of a bird with a snooker table leg up her arse you have seen them all.. sigh..


ooooohhh! send that one to me?

... for curiosity's sake, of course.
 
2010-04-15 10:43:09 AM  

Bamboozler: Pornagraphy is missing...


Read again, you big dummy!

10. Sex

It used to be mysterious and alluring. To watch two other strangers doing it, you had to either visit a XXX theater or become a Peeping Tom. Now porn is everywhere, and a new 'celebrity' sex video pops up online every few weeks. (Thankfully, none so far have starred Kevin Smith.) Anyone who's seen more than five minutes of "1 Night in Paris" is more familiar with Ms. Hilton's anatomy than her ob-gyn. Yes, sex is more plentiful than ever thanks to the Internet. You know what it isn't any more? Sexy.
 
2010-04-15 10:43:45 AM  
They are dead wrong, the internet and Chuck Norris tag teamed to kill Chuck Norris in one of the most undignified fashions imaginable.
 
2010-04-15 10:43:56 AM  
Puberty? I mean...I don't know
 
2010-04-15 10:44:55 AM  

Bamboozler: Pornagraphy is missing...


DNRTFA
 
2010-04-15 10:45:30 AM  
And think of all those poor unemployed 3.5" floppy disc makers...
 
2010-04-15 10:45:39 AM  
3. Your Old Flame

I dunno about that. Three of my old flames are still pretty hot, even if one of them is going bald. One still plays hockey. He's so yummy.
 
2010-04-15 10:46:07 AM  
Down time. It used to be you could go on vacation and the office did not expect you to respond to anything. Now they want you to give them your cell phone, carry a crackberry, or be available 24/7.

It is one of the reasons I don't own a cell phone, refuse to take a crackberry or pager, and do not give out my private e-mail addresses. I've had bosses insist and they are really surprised when I insist on being paid.
 
2010-04-15 10:46:57 AM  
I love when journalists bemoan the bloggers stealing their bit. Hey idiots, if an untalented hack can do what you do well enough and easily enough that he does it for free as recreation, maybe it says more about you than it does about him?

/has friends who are journalists who actually go out and interview people, instead of just typing crap up.
 
2010-04-15 10:47:38 AM  
tfa at PC World: "Your Old Flame"


Interestingly, one of my old flames used to write for PC World. I'd look her up and say 'hello', but I'd probably frighten her to death.

/If you're reading this, old flame, I've been breeding and the kids are just like me, HAHAHAHA
 
2010-04-15 10:48:09 AM  

ToxicMunkee: 3. Your Old Flame

I dunno about that. Three of my old flames are still pretty hot, even if one of them is going bald. One still plays hockey. He's so yummy.


Hey, if you're into midddle-aged guys with receding hairlines... How YOU doin?
 
2010-04-15 10:48:11 AM  
Thank you, subby, for the simple-to-read edition of this article.
 
2010-04-15 10:48:45 AM  
He'll get over it.
 
2010-04-15 10:49:56 AM  

12349876: It used to be mysterious and alluring... You know what it isn't any more? Sexy.


This is the anti Baskin Robbins argument. In the old days we would get plain vanilla once maybe twice a year, and you know what we really looked forward to it. Now with your 31 flavors you have a little number 16 on Monday and as soon as you're finished you start planning 12&24 for Tuesday.

The mystery is gone but the variety is way up.
 
2010-04-15 10:50:12 AM  
I would have to agree that listening to music on a computer isn't the same as listening to them on a turntable. I would have to agree with almost everything in this article. One thing I found the internet mostly helpful is doing genealogy and talking to family.
 
2010-04-15 10:50:59 AM  
I would argue it killed Star Wars. Sure the Phantom Menace et al. literally beheaded the franchise forever but I was 12 years old when Empire came out and you weren't. But I guess with enough factoids and merchandise you can pretend.
 
2010-04-15 10:51:26 AM  
The Internet has devalued knowledge. With Google, Bing, Wolfram and Wikipedia everyone has attained near-omniscience. Knowledge has been devalued, but skills have become more valuable. It takes hard work, time and dedication to become skilled at something and you can't Google that.
 
2010-04-15 10:51:38 AM  
Age segregation.

Most unfortunately.
 
2010-04-15 10:53:27 AM  

EZ Writer: ToxicMunkee: 3. Your Old Flame

I dunno about that. Three of my old flames are still pretty hot, even if one of them is going bald. One still plays hockey. He's so yummy.

Hey, if you're into midddle-aged guys with receding hairlines... How YOU doin?


As long as you're not sporting the "Andy Sipowicz" I'm doin' fine.
 
2010-04-15 10:53:35 AM  
The whole list is saved by Chuck Norris.

/But you already knew that
//Off to the gym with you
 
2010-04-15 10:53:38 AM  

12349876: Bamboozler: Pornagraphy is missing...

12349876: Read again, you big dummy!



You read again, you big dummy. He said Pornagraphy was missing, not "Pornography".
And he's right, it is.

So there.
 
2010-04-15 10:54:17 AM  

paket: The Internet has devalued knowledge. With Google, Bing, Wolfram and Wikipedia everyone has attained near-omniscience. Knowledge has been devalued, but skills have become more valuable. It takes hard work, time and dedication to become skilled at something and you can't Google that.


Sure you can, if you are really good at Googeling.
 
2010-04-15 10:54:38 AM  
8. Gud Spellng

As a grammar Nazi, I agree wholeheartedly. Most people just do not know how to use proper spelling and punctuation, and it annoys the fark out of me.

I found this yesterday and it made me LOL at work when I tried not to. For all of you fellow grammar Nazis: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything.
 
2010-04-15 10:55:26 AM  

MorePeasPlease: You read again, you big dummy. He said Pornagraphy was missing, not "Pornography".
And he's right, it is.

So there.


You know, it's the Australian way of spelling it.
 
2010-04-15 10:55:58 AM  
Thirteen year-old girls. They've all turned been turned into 50-something FBI agents by the Internet.
 
2010-04-15 10:56:05 AM  
The difference between journalism and blogging: research (the non-wiki variety.) It might actually entail interviews with legitimate experts (peer-determined, not self) and contain the five Ws.

Blogging, on the other hand, is basically some loud-mouth spewing opinion.
 
2010-04-15 10:56:11 AM  
If bad porn ruined porn in general, it would have been deader than a doornail back in the 80s.

Internet porn is only as bad as your google-fu.
 
2010-04-15 10:56:59 AM  
"Because calling yourself a "typist" isn't nearly as impressive."

hahah
 
2010-04-15 10:58:33 AM  

RockSteadyUSMC: 8. Gud Spellng

As a grammar Nazi, I agree wholeheartedly. Most people just do not know how to use proper spelling and punctuation, and it annoys the fark out of me.

I found this yesterday and it made me LOL at work when I tried not to. For all of you fellow grammar Nazis: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything.


Tsk, tsk... Bad Grammar Nazi! You ended a sentence in a preposition.
 
2010-04-15 10:58:41 AM  

sn82


I would have to agree that listening to music on a computer isn't the same as listening to them on a turntable.


No, it's not the same, what with the lack of pops, cracks, and hisses* and no need to physically manipulate the media after a half-dozen or so songs.


* This is the original failed marketing campaign for Rice Krispies.
 
2010-04-15 10:58:59 AM  

RockSteadyUSMC: 8. Gud Spellng

As a grammar Nazi, I agree wholeheartedly. Most people just do not know how to use proper spelling and punctuation, and it annoys the fark out of me.

I found this yesterday and it made me LOL at work when I tried not to. For all of you fellow grammar Nazis: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything.


I frequent Yahoo Answers just for fun. Their spelling on there is horrible. I'm not perfect at grammar but I'm not sure how those teenagers passed the 3rd grade. It's very annoying. It's worse when you see a family member with bad grammar.
 
2010-04-15 10:59:40 AM  
I would add souvenir shopping to the list. What's the sense of buying something at the San Diego Zoo, when you can just order it online?
 
2010-04-15 11:00:02 AM  
The internet did not make Kevin Smith famous.
 
2010-04-15 11:01:46 AM  
Joke telling

Back in the day there was always that one guy that could tell a good joke and you would desperately try to remember it to pass on to the guys at work. Nowadays everyone just clicks forward.
 
2010-04-15 11:03:23 AM  
Casual snail mail missing.
"Hello, just writing to see how you're doing. What happened? You don't write me any letter anymore"
 
2010-04-15 11:04:16 AM  

ToxicMunkee: EZ Writer: ToxicMunkee: 3. Your Old Flame

I dunno about that. Three of my old flames are still pretty hot, even if one of them is going bald. One still plays hockey. He's so yummy.

Hey, if you're into midddle-aged guys with receding hairlines... How YOU doin?

As long as you're not sporting the "Andy Sipowicz" I'm doin' fine.



So I'm confused... Does this mean I do, or do not get BIE?

/EIP
 
2010-04-15 11:04:34 AM  
Who the eff is Kevin Smith?

No, I'm not going to google his name because I already know enough about people I don't know.

So why did I ask in here? It was rhetorical; it means I don't care who he is any more than I care what's going on with Angelina Jolie right now.

Okay, I take that last part back. Make it the Olsen twins instead.
 
2010-04-15 11:04:56 AM  

EZ Writer: RockSteadyUSMC: 8. Gud Spellng

As a grammar Nazi, I agree wholeheartedly. Most people just do not know how to use proper spelling and punctuation, and it annoys the fark out of me.

I found this yesterday and it made me LOL at work when I tried not to laugh. For all of you fellow grammar Nazis: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything.

Tsk, tsk... Bad Grammar Nazi! You ended a sentence in a preposition.


FTFM. I hate turning out to be a hypocrite.

Mieux?
 
2010-04-15 11:05:09 AM  

Forsythe P. Jones: And think of all those poor unemployed 3.5" floppy disc makers...


Holy crap...
I've never actually stopped to do the math but the 8GB SD card I use holds more than 5000 floppies worth of data.

It retails for under $11

It's easy to forget how far we've come on this stuff.

/quadragenarian
 
2010-04-15 11:05:48 AM  

Fapinator: Who the eff is Kevin Smith?

No, I'm not going to google his name because I already know enough about people I don't know.

So why did I ask in here? It was rhetorical; it means I don't care who he is any more than I care what's going on with Angelina Jolie right now.

Okay, I take that last part back. Make it the Olsen twins instead.


He's a guy who made a few good movies and a bunch of not so good movies.
 
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