} > The internet is a network of computers which are connected by various
} > means, most often through cables similar to or including telephone
} > cables. This keeps the telephones guys in business.
} Meanwhile, the computer people are forever making incremental
} adjustments to their products, which allows them to sell what is
} essentially the same thing they were selling six months ago, market it
} as a new or new and improved product, and get the same people who
} bought one six months ago to buy another one. This keeps the computer
} people in business.
} The garbage men make a lot of money getting overtime in whilst getting
} rid of those 'old' machines. This keeps the garbage men in business, as
} well as some of the smarter rats.
} The advertising people, famous for having invented an industry where
} you're paid huge sums of money and eventually treated as a celebrity,
} simply for selling space that doesn't really exist, is good for nothing
} else, or is currently someone else's property - note that the internet
} technically belongs the category 'space that doesn't exist' , but could
} fulfill the criteria for entry into any of these categories - and then
} charging more to fill it up with their own deranged ramblings on
} subjects which may or may not be related to the product, service or
} idea those who have hired them are trying to 'sell'. This keeps the ad
} men up to their eyeballs in coke, caviar and starlets. Loosely
} speaking, this is a sign that they continue to be in 'business', but
} since an advertiser who is out of work is generally a recluse, inmate
} or corpse, it's hard to tell.
} Meanwhile, the prevalence of advertising which has little or no bearing
} on reality, takes up time in people's lives whilst they read it, and is
} more lucrative than educational or factual material, public preferences
} for learning move towards the sound bite culture, in which the nearest
} they come to learning anything beyond the normal ages of two or three
} when the unconscious urge can be consciously blocked, is in the form of
} 'factoids', i.e., ad nausea. This keeps the educators, well-intended
} politicians, intelligent and older-generation out of business, as the
} dominant youth - those who think they have money to spend, as they're
} being offered all these credit cards - demand more of less, preferring
} to keep the length of time they focus their attention to a minimum. If
} you were one of them, the best answer for you would be 'OK'.
} Meanwhile, the money or credit is in the hands of the youth, who
} always want the latest and, therefore best [sic] version of everything,
} continue to go out and buy new computers, read the factoids in the
} advertisements, forget how to read, look at the pretty pictures, press
} buttons and generally create or transfer wealth for the profit groups,
} You owe the Oracle some advertising free web pages and a grip.