Monday, July 11, 2005

An Internet Sabbatical: Ten years ago when I first got on the WWW, the content of the WWW reflected the educational and governmental research roots of the internet. As time passed and more and more people gained access to the internet, that reflection changed, and continues to change to this day. We have now made the WWW a mirror of our culture; the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Not only has culture at large mirrored itself on the WWW, but the Evangelical Christian church has mirrored itself also; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Such is to be expected, but it is unfortunate.

A few weeks ago my hard drive crashed. Like totally... I'm not even able to re-install the OS. For less the $500 I could buy a new PC that would be adequate for what I'd use it for. I've chosen not to. We are using the opportunity to work on simplifying our life. Lord willing, by the end of the month I'll be discontinuing the ISP service that I've been with for the better part of 10 years. I'll still have some minimal access to the WWW from other sources, and will be posting here from time to time. My WWW pages on the ISP servers will be moved to my Yahoo/Geocities site, and I have Yahoo e-mail address.

I'm taking a break of sorts; a sabbatical if you will. There is more to life then the WWW. This is not a put down of the internet. I fully recognize and have personally benefited from the good side of the WWW. But it's time for a break.

By the way, I make no apology for anything I have ever published on this blog or on any of my other WWW pages. Enough said. It may be LORD willing, someday we'll hookup again. And I have no plans to stop writing.

Jesus is King!

~ The Billy Goat ~

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