Saturday, October 15, 2005

Off into the Milky Way?

They say that everything on the Internet is here to stay—eternally.

That leaves me wondering.

Where does it go?

Where do they keep it?

No one seems to be able to tell me.

—me strauss Letting me be

17 comments:

Sapphire said...

Cyberspace silly.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Sapphire,
Welcome to the blog.
Thanks for the anzwer. What could I have been thinking of?
smiles,
Liz

Tanda said...

LOL! That answer couldn't have been more perfect.

Is it this way with you, also, that when you think of the internet, you can't picture anything else except your monitor? There just isn't any other image to put with it. And for something so HUGE, that's saying something.

P.S. Sorry I haven't been around lately. Mid-terms and all that...

:0)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Tanda,
So good to see you!
Yes, I guess it is that way with me too. I think of you all as my friends who live close to me. Yet, the Internet hasn't quite taken a form beyond HUGE. I still have these geographic locations for everybody, but they are like a map for a small town in my head.

Hope your mid-terms went well.
smiles,
Liz

easywriter said...

It's a little like trying to imagine where souls go, so many, infinite millions. How is there room for them all? Where is it they reside.

Cyberspace: Heaven for words and images. :o)

ME Strauss said...

Oh Easy,
What a lovely and wonderful thought. It has so much writerly soul. It came at just the right moment.

Thank you.
smiles,
Liz

Tanda said...

Hear, hear!

ME Strauss said...

Well said, Tanda.
Well, said. :)

zilla said...

Where does it go?

Where do they keep it?

That's easy: some of it's in my attic, most of it's in my basement, but some of the heavier stuff is in my garage. And I really wish that whoever is in charge of all of it would sift and sort and purge. Sometimes it's hard to see the good stuff for all the crap and clutter.

ME Strauss said...

'Zilla,
What a relief. Finally a concrete answer in this vitural world! I'll send someone over to pick up what's mine. All things considered there's probably a lot, but I would guess it's with the lighter stuff. My husband's stuff, however, is trains simulator onversation so I'll tell the guy to go to the garage to look for his words.

My friend, Peg, says maybe you could have some sort of sidewalk sale to get rid of the unclaimed stuff. It's an idea.

smiles,
liz

Mark said...

Dang you easy! I wanted to say that (even though I hadn't thought of it till you wrote it)


[copy paste] I AGREE WITH EASY! :)

ME Strauss said...

Mark,
See me smile as I ask this question, Does that make you a copy machine?

Thank you for your support for easy. I agree her words were so well said they are hard to beat.
smiles,
Liz

Gone Away said...

Actually, none of it is there forever. The internet is stored on all the millions of servers that contribute to the whole - if one of them goes belly up, its little piece of the puzzle can be lost forever. And, sooner or later, this civilization will make way for the next one (it's what civilizations do) and then all the servers will go on the junkpile...

ME Strauss said...

Thank you, Clive, for settling the issue finally. Of course, that makes total sense if you think about it. I think just the HUGE-ness of the idea tended to thrown me.

I really wanted to know exactly how it worked and I couldn't get a straight answer from anyone. It seemed like there were a lot of people who had the same question that I did.

Kkow we know. Thanks for doing a real public service. You'll be on NPR before you know it. :)

smiles,
Liz

ME Strauss said...

Thank you, Clive, for settling the issue finally. Of course, that makes total sense if you think about it. I think just the HUGE-ness of the idea tended to thrown me.

I really wanted to know exactly how it worked and I couldn't get a straight answer from anyone. It seemed like there were a lot of people who had the same question that I did.

Kkow we know. Thanks for doing a real public service. You'll be on NPR before you know it. :)

smiles,
Liz

Bluesky_Liz said...

You made me think on this for the weekend. I don't know. Everything we type - from our thoughts to the keyboard to the screen as words, the words get turned into 1s and 0s and then it travels along wires or through the air (wireless), and into your computer and onto your screen back into words you can read. That's modern day magic.

On a somewhat related note: wireless internet is a bit freaky if you think about it. Waves of information and emails are passing right through you as you walk through the wireless zone...

ME Strauss said...

Good morning, Liz
I have been thinking about the Internet, which is where this question came from. All of these one and zeroes must be changing my brain patterns. :)
smiles,
Liz