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What is the main
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diazou Posted:
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? Thanks!

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Chianca: Things Were Better Before The Internet Showed Up

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Chianca: Things Were Better Before The Internet Showed Up

January 27, 2005

By Peter Chianca

Internet phone? Oh, what a tangled Web

I've found myself wondering lately: What has been preventing me from calling in sick and going to Aruba? Other than that I can't afford the airfare, I'm currently too pasty to appear publicly in a bathing suit and my wife would probably have trouble explaining to the kids why, instead of at dinner, Daddy is in Aruba.

I've decided the real reason is that it would be morally wrong to call in sick if I'm not actually sick. Ha ha! Sometimes I crack myself up. No, seriously, it's because of Caller ID; I can't exactly call my boss and have "Aruba Hilton" show up on her LCD screen. (I have it on good authority that this is why Caller ID was first invented - to outsmart all those AT&T employees going to Aruba instead of climbing telephone poles.)

But now, it appears I have another option. This new Vonage broadband phone company apparently provides you with a little box in which your phone number "lives" - just plug the box into an Internet connection wherever you are (Aruba, Venice, Newark) and it appears as if you're calling from your house. If it just included a little voice box that made it sound like I was talking through several layers of phlegm, I'd have this calling-in-sick thing down.

As great as this sounds, though, I'll admit to being a tad concerned about mixing my phone service with my Internet. I mean, the telemarketers I get now are bad enough, but at least they're not trying to sell me Viagra, get me to give my bank account information to a defrocked Nigerian prince or peddle a Web site that features young ladies and their very special relationships with farm animals. That's not a call you want to get during dinner.

Granted, Google would probably be more efficient at finding numbers than 411, although I'm not sure I'd want to be faced with 5,130,000 numbers for the House of Pizza. Not to mention having the record of who I'm calling immediately downloaded into a government database, right next to every Web page ever visited by Al Franken and Bruce Springsteen.

(Hey, just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean that Google isn't a shadowy global organization for evil.)

But my big concern is that we might be getting a tad too reliant on the Internet as a whole. It's already tied into our TV and our phone; what's next to come out of that cable? Electricity? Oil? Life-giving nutrients for our babies to suckle? You laugh, but I bet with that last remark I moved one step closer to having Bill Gates push the button that makes my brain explode.

I even find myself starting to get nostalgic about the old ways we used to get the things that now come into our homes over the Internet - methods like newspapers, magazines, phone lines and those cute little rabbit ears on the TV set. I mean, is it really healthy to turn to the Internet for every single one of our needs? After all, as Aldous Huxley said in his seminal novel "Brave New World": "There are other ways to get porn, people!"

Still, in the end I think the Vonage phone deal - with its cheaper rates and by all accounts better service - may prove too difficult to resist. If it brings us one step closer to embracing things like Internet funerals, where you can send your condolences via Instant Message ("SRY UR DEAD," etc.), so be it. I haven't totally made up my mind, but in the meantime the next time I call you from "home," be forewarned: I may not be where you think I am.

Although if I offer to sell you Viagra, you'll probably have a good idea something is up.

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