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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The True Use and Value of the Internet

Well, friends, I have discovered the true use and value of that thing that we call the internet. Some might see it as a means of worldwide communication or commerce; others might see it as valuable democratising force for the dissemination of knowledge; a few may find it simply a waste of time.

Not me. All of those people are correct, of course, but I think it is chiefly a worldwide collection of witnesses to this pageant of the trans-mundane that we call life.

Exhibit A:

A picture of Pope Pius XIII operating a homemade machine used for bending sheet metal.
(Pope -- or I should say 'pope' -- Pius XIII is a sedevacantist/conclavist antipope (If you don't know what those terms mean, count yourself lucky!) who reigns from a home in Montana, having been nominated as pope in a worldwide telephone poll among his supporters and enthroned as pope in a rented hotel ballroom. If all of this seems bizarre to you, I would suggest that that only shows that you are a rational observer of facts.)
Now if that doesn't show what the internet is all about -- nay, if that does not serve to justify its very existence -- then I don't know what would.

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