Posted by: DevilTrigger on Oct 25, 2010
Within the next few months I am going to make my first online purchase. Ever. (I know thats ages away, but I got writers block dammit so I'm gonna write about this now). I needs me a graphics tablet, and those things are hard to come by in the real world, hence the decision to go online. I'm getting a Wacom Intuos4 small, and cannot wait. But as a virgin online buyer...what to do? Is it safe? Will my identity get stolen by some evil bastard who will use it to buy animal porn?
Of course not (I buy enough of that myself already, anyway), these are just normal fears I guess. I'm going to try buycool.co.za, even though I've never heard of them before. Why? Because they're cheaper (It's funny how even on the digital front, you find yourself hunting around for the cheapest crap from the cheapest place). It's actually rather amazing how big buying stuff online has become. Even though I'm going through with this, it still freaks me out that I'm handing out cash to someone for something I haven't had a chance to touch or poke a bit first. How can you buy something you haven't poked yet? (Not counting newbie hookers).
It lacks the personal interaction of course, but it does make it up on the convenience and accessibility front. And thats what technology is all about right? Destroying the heart and soul of anything personal in favour of ease. Like you sms, for destroying the letter! And you Playstation, for making the next generation of kids fat and wear glasses instead of running around and killing stuff!
Why am I writing about that...I feel so old. Ugh. Goddammit I'm 22 not 82. No bitching about the good old days until I'm past 50.
Oh, sorry, I was writing a blog. Um..buying online, yes. Its scary, but I'm doing it anyway. Which is not that different to watching animal porn.