Net Travel and Jane
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Net Travel and Jane
Kato, how come you’ve quoted the above long passage from “Jane Eyre”?
Well…, first of all, we’re good friends, aren’t we, Diane? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha…
Yes, I’d think so. That’s what you wanted to tell me, isn’t it?
Oh, yeah…! Besides, you see, Diane… Mr. Rochester and Jane are good friends, yet if they separated, they could hardly keep in touch with each other in those days—before Internet.
So, Kato, you think, if both lived at present, the above scene would sound stupid, don’t you?
Yeah, that’s right.
How come you’re so sure about it?
…’Cause, even if Mr. Rochester and Jane were separated at present, Jane would send an e-mail to Mr. Rochester, and vice versa—just like you sent me the following mail:
Wow!…beautiful pictures! Kato, I’ve almost forgotten. Yes, I did send it, didn’t I? Actually, Eileen sent the original to Martin, who in turn sent it to me.
You know, Diane…If Jane went to the Netherlands instead of Ireland, she would definitely send the above mail to Mr. Rochester.
Yes, more than likely, I would say.
And Jane would do so as often as she likes—just like you did.
So, Kato…you keep it, huh?
Yes, I do. I might as well go to the 2016 Olympic to see the solar city tower.
It’s so futuristic, isn’t it?
You’re telling me, Diane. You also sent me this:
Do you like a river over a river?
You bet, Diane. I might as well visit the city of Magdeburg to see it.
I wonder if the net has anything to do with Jane Eyre.
Of course, it does. If Mr. Rochester and Jane lived in this Internet age, they would be much happier.
Why is that?
…’Cause they could frequently communicate each other on the net, even if they lived far apart. That would definitely result in a much happier ending. Mr. Rochester wouldn’t have lost his arm and eye sight.
Do you really think so?
Yes, I do most definitely.
I’m thinking differently.
Oh…? How do you mean?
The other day, I came across the following list.
The above list is quite interesting, Diane. So, net surfers seldom stay long in a web page, do they?
No, the surfers don’t stay long. They often flip over pages. Therefore, I doubt that the Net would improve their relationship even if they both lived in this Internet age.
Well, I think you’re right in general, Diane. But it all depents…
…depends on what?
You see…People spend many hours on the Net. I spend at least three hours everyday on the net, and extra three hours on the computer offline. Do you know why?
Tell me why you spend so many hours a day.
…’Cause I can certainly improve my life.
Yes, of course, I can.
Any proof, Kato?
Yes, I have some proof. Look at my blog!
This is an article posted on June 22, 2011.
Well…,if you click at the following green bar on the left-hand side of the above page, you can see the visitors on my blog.
Real-time view – Menu
When you click it, the following pop-up window will show up:
What is so good about the above live traffic analysis?
The above page shows all the visitors on my blog from 8:47 a.m till 10:45 a.m.—for about two hours. Look at the leftmost symbol! The green arrow shows an arrival; the red arrow, a departure. That is, only four visitors left my blog during this time while the rest stay.
Well…, those staying visitors find my blog interesting—if not life-improving. He, he, he, he, he…
I see…the lady in a fine lingerie says, “The kids are asleep. Let’s have some hanky panky!” Is that what you call life-improving?
No, I mean life-producing! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha…