Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you all have a great Christmas Eve and
get all the gifts you wanted. This week's commentary contains a list of things
I'd like to see on the Internet. Some things are being worked on already,
but I'll mention them anyway. Sorry this week's commentary is a little short;
my brother and dad are arriving today.
- First of all, I'd like to see faster links, using telecable links. I know
this is available in some areas, but I want to see it easy to use and affordable.
All the technology found in television should be used for the Internet; we all
know there's more valuable information on the Internet than there is on television. :P
- NO censorship, period. If parents feel that they need to restrict the
viewing priviledges of their children, then there's adequate software out there
(you won't be able to screen out everything, but easy-to-find places like
Playboy will be restricted). If the parents are too lazy to restrict their
children, that's their fault, not everyone's.
- This is done in some coffeehouses, but I'd like to see Internet hookups
everywhere for curious and on-the-go people. Imagine getting a cappucino while
perusing your favorite sites...
- Better ways for small-time sites like mine to get attention. There are
a lot of wonderful pages out there that no one can find because they have no
- An easy-to-use network where people can meet and decide if they want
to play a game, talk, or meet somewhere else. IRC and MUDs are not easy
to get started on.
- Newsgroups which are moderated only to weed out junk advertisements and
articles posted out of context with the group's topic.
- An easier way to screen out junk e-mail.
- Freeware/shareware programs which check all the links on your page for any
- More creative projects on the 'Net. We must make sure that the Internet
doesn't turn into a blob of useless information with no creativity.
- Easier ways for sysadmins to find people who have been harassing/hacking
- More standardized systems for fingering, pinging, etc... Every place
has a different method...
Guess that's it. Right now the Internet is chaotic, and only experienced
people have any clue what they're doing. :P I remember how hard it was for
me to get started on the Internet, but once I figured a little out, the rest
Merry Christmas, and if you have any suggestions for making the Internet
better, send e-mail to me.