Information Age

It was 1983, the year before George Orwell’s dystopian prediction about Big Brother watching everyone and everything was to take place, but I could already see that the world that I was living in was already changing.  The Vile Truth was that computers were here to stay and you either had to learn how to use one or else you would be left behind in the dust and become one of The Forgotten People.  The information age had arrived and computers would no longer be just Shadows in the Cellar or Frozen Filaments with Charred Ends.  I thought that computers might make our lives worse, instead of improving them and that the nymphs living in the oak trees like the one pictured above, might want to do something about this, which made me fear the Wrath of the Dryads.  Time waits for no man and your future is Inescapable: A Mind without Doors or possibly a Soul Scathing Darkness, but with the advent of the internet, porn would soon be available and that would allow me to get A Dose of Fetish.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt #236 “It’s All In The Title”.

9 thoughts on “Information Age

    1. The concepts of necessary conditions from triggers, catalysts, and precipitating events that lead up to 1984 was all in the mind of George Orwell, but most of the stuff he said in his book has come true, or looks like it will eventually come true.

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  1. I graduated high school in 1983. It makes me laugh that the first computer I learned to use had far less memory than my cell phone has. Personally, I like what computers can do, although there have been some terribly negative side effects from certain aspects of social media. This, however, is not the fault of computers, but of people’s unenlightened attitudes.

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    1. The first computer that I worked with utilized a punch card reader, and it was so difficult to work with. Sometimes computers can complicate our lives as when they mess up, like at the grocery store they make you wait for the supervisor to come, even if it is something simple that the cashier could have fixed.


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