It’s a Nail Biter but Get Off my Telephone (I’ve never been so popular!)

The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads

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I’ll be happy when this election is over. It’s not exactly making my life pleasant.

I live in Ohio, and the candidates just won’t stop calling me. First it was Sherrod Brown, and then it was Josh Mandel. Who knew I was going to be so popular?

Not only are people calling me on the phone, they are knocking on my door. They are giving me pamphlets, and telling me how excited they are about their candidates.  I have to admire their tenacity,  but I’m not answering the door until election day is over.

On TV, the talking heads are reduced to talking about the candidates with Body Language experts. Why was Obama’s head tilted to the left? Why did Romney raise his chin?  It’s reminds me of the George Orwell book, 1984. Thought police were going around checking out the population.

Why didn’t “the super pacs”  take all the money they spent on all those annoying advertisements and start reducing the deficit with it.

Do, go out and vote. By now, you ought to know there is a difference between the candidates. Don’t let other people affect your life!

What do you think?

Is it 2012 or “1984”?

Today, I was hacked. I knew this because my friends were asking me why I wanted them to buy products I wouldn’t normally be recommending. Also, they got emails from me that started with the word, “greetings.” This is not something I usually put in my email.

This got me thinking about the book, “1984” which I read as a Senior in high school. In case you’re not familiar with “1984”, it’s a book by George Orwell written in 1949 .The main character is Winston Smith who lives in Oceania.

Mr. Smith longs for freedom of thought, something he doesn’t get in Oceania. He has people watching him at his home on big screens, and everywhere he goes. He finally finds some refuge in a quaint old shop that he discovers. However, his refuge turns into a trap. In the end, he doesn’t mind thinking like everyone else.

You have to give kudos to Orwell because his vision was right on the mark. First of all, we’re all dependant on computers, and smart phones. Our TV’s aren’t spying on us yet, but it isn’t inconceivable in the near future.

Let’s face it, dishonest people have been around since the beginning of time, and they’re not going to go anywhere. I’m wondering who the hackers are. Are they teenagers with nothing better to do? Or are they just your average guy or girl who want to make a buck? It could be just about anybody. It could be one of my contemporaries.

I’ve read  that hackers are a good thing because they keep everyone else on their toes and keeps the security systems up-to-date. I guess reformed hackers are a valuable resource.

When doing a little research, I found an amazing coincidence: Mark Zuckerberg was born in 1984. The genius of this guy is a little scary. I hope he doesn’t go crazy and give passwords away to everyone. I do love Facebook so, “thank you” Mark.

As for Google, I guess they’re already documenting everyone’s likes and dislikes.

English: Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Fac...

Mark Zuckerberg

Kind of like the thought police, or “Big Brother,” the organization that keeps tabs on everyone in “1984.”

Now that the word is out, you can’t go backwards. I like the newest technology. It’s a terrific thing, but it is something to watch. I guess watch it before it watches you!

What do you think?

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