If Comcast starts charging us more than I think is right (wait they already do that… if they start charging even more than I think is right…) for our internet usage. For example, if they start nickel and diming us to use Youtube, WordPress, &c… I will totally stop using the internet. Just like I stopped watching television, because fuck that noise. I don’t want to, but I will. Doug needs the internet for his job, so we’ll still have basic internet services, but I’ll be damned if I’m gonna pay through the nose for anything “extra”. I’ve lived without the internet for most of my life, and I can do so again. It is, in the end, a luxury, not a necessity. And it is a luxury I can do without. Sometimes these companies need to be reminded of that. I will totally pull the internet plug (or cable in this case) on all of my computers and never go on the internet again if this is how they’re going to treat the people they’re supposed to be serving. Screw that. Just, seriously, screw that.
Anyway, I just kinda wanted to put that out there. I don’t have a lot of clout, but I have one voice. And sometimes, a person has to vote with their wallet. My tiny withdrawal of funds may not be much, but every little bit counts, right? I’m perfectly content to watch DVD’s, read, and knit for the rest of my life if that is what’s available to me. And trust me, I know that’s more than what’s available to many in this world. Anyway, I have a whole library of books just waiting for me to read them, which I’ve put off for quite a while actually in lieu of internet, Youtube videos, and video games. Also, while I prefer video games on the computer, I can totally play them on console. I don’t need the internet to play them; I just prefer the PC games (which require an internet connection). But I’m flexible. I can read instead of watch videos. And I can knit and/or crochet until the cows come home. I have dozens and dozens of books with patterns if I grow bored of doing my own. Seriously, while looking up crafting patterns is a fun time sink, I don’t need to. And while I do enjoy writing this blog and interacting with my fellow bloggers, I’m not going to pay the extortion fees to keep doing it. Sorry. There are way more things for me to do, and they won’t cost nearly as much if Comcast has their say. So, if this blog (and my facebook, and my email, and everything else) goes offline, y’all will know why.
I just thought I’d get that off my chest.