The thing that surprises me — and even shocks me — about Earthlings is their self-destructive cat-fascination with technology. The biggest case in point is the Internet.
In 1995 the entire world embraced the great and powerful "Information Highway", knowing damn well that they were opening up a Pandora's Box that would eventually destroy their world culture. Like ostriches, they hid their eyes from what they had done but, when the coast seemed to be clear, they rushed headlong into it and wallowed in it like swine. The few who didn't were soon swallowed up by those who did.
So, why am I using it? I sincerely believed that I could find and utilize one small segment of the all-seeing, all-knowing World Wide Web and get a friendly, poignant, even entertaining message across to those who could pull themselves away from the Web's glitter long enough to listen.
I was wrong.