For the younger generation, it’s hard to imagine wanting to shut down the internet. It’s become so entrenched in our daily routines, whether it’s on smart phones, computers, our television sets and now even our watches, that the ubiquity of it makes it comparable to the air we breathe.
Of course, for the older generations who remember a time before the internet, the feeling may not be the same.
One 73-year-old Swedish man from Simlångsdalen named Bo Bergman has become so sick of the internet, in fact, that he has called for the end of the whole thing entirely.
What is perhaps the modern day equivalent to an old man yelling at the kids to stay off his lawn, Bo Bergman is yelling at the world to stay off the internet. Why? He just really hates it. And that’s good enough reason for him to ruin it for everyone.
His distaste for the internet apparently has reached the apex of his old-man rage so he did what every senior citizen would do when they’re upset about something, and that’s a write a letter to the local paper. complaining why the information super highway should be turned back into dirt roads.
While the original letter in Swedish was already a Luddite’s fan fiction manifesto, it won’t make much sense without a bit of translation (thanks to the internet) for everybody else. However, instead of a professional Swedish translation, it’s more fun to use a tool like Google Translate to add an even greater level of confusion to the whole rant.
Here is the Google-translated piece in its entirety:
Technology. I am come from the analogue time because I seem to see today’s world from the perspective of the younger ones can not do, it’s because they have nothing to compare to. I am 40-baby boom, and to view the “blindness” of the young is deeply depressing.
I mean precisely that, by and large, have now become slaves of machines. When Jesus never came, saw computer technology and the Internet as a saviour . Look around, everywhere people standing and staring at a computer screen! Take any workplace, doctor, bookseller, go in every single place, use your eyes and your brain, and think!Outrageously!
This “computer prostitution” many are forced to, in order to have food on the tables. Unequivocally, it takes several times longer today to perform an errand, than 20 years ago.Everywhere, everywhere, codes and other things should be kept in the head, to write them down, then they may be stolen and exploited. And is made.
Are there any who can deny it unbearably lengthy procedures surrounding everything from a cup of coffee, a great deal?And if the power goes out, it stops everything! Everything!Pharmacy, medical center, hospital, train, plane, everything stops, and even business doors!
The Internet has become the criminals and the self Sick great forum! All that evil is rampant as weeds, and everything just spreads.
My suggestion: Shut down the internet! You can not have gone too far, says surely you. Non! Return the Internet to the Military Department, if at all, before everything collapses. Scrap maybe there too.
Human beings are designed for analogue technology = hands that move towards a meter. It’s all come from the discovery of the sundial. So we measured the first time sooner. Our genes are “analogue”. If someone says that the clock is for example 13:47, what does that say?Nothing, hard to understand. But looking at an analogue clock, and you understand immediately!
What do you others who have “stuck in the trap”?