Letter107

Internet gives you a lot of information – just like zapping from one TV channel to another, you can spend hours, yes days even, addicted behind your computer, summoning way too much unnecessary information, ¾ of which is noise; information that you do not really need. “Someone who uses the computer, is wasting a lot of precious time that could otherwise have been spend writing beautiful letters.” You can connect to other people by means of electronic letters (e-mail). But real letters, that were written with a fountain pen give you a much more intimate and personal connection to your fellowmen. It will cost you more time, but it is –most definitely- worth it!

All right, “Life needs the Internet”, but besides that – or actually foremost – “life still needs handwritten mail (letters)” for real human and personal contact! Because that is what it is all about!

Through your computer the whole world opens up to you…but…it also works the other way round! Through your computer you open up to the whole world…BIG BROTHER is watching you: ‘They’ know where you are, what messages you send, the shopping you do, the quantity of petrol you fill up your tank with etc. etc…

In my world, the PC is more of an obstacle, a necessary evil, but unfortunately indispensable. But my PRIVACY (my PERSONAL FREEDOM) is up for grabs! My more humane, friendlier world can be found between the jungle of west-Papua and that of the ultramodern Singapore…; I was born between those two places… in Surabaya 76 years ago…

P.S.: I wonder:
– What is keeping our privacy law !?!…
– What are we going to do against cybercrime? How do we handle ‘bullying’ (mostly) of and by our children via the Internet ?!?…
– Our FREEDOM and INDIVIDUALITY are no longer in our own hands… what will happen to our dignity? DIGNITY!
LET US DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!