Yes, there is nothing better than "being there, done that", but the Internet is probably the next best thing unless you see that in a large screen. The good thing about the Internet is that you can do so many things, be in so many places in a virtual way, etc. without the strenuous journey, the expense, the time to get there, etc. For those who want avoid those then the Internet is perfect. For those who want to be there then they can get a preview of what is there and then choose if wanting to be there in person.
People who use the Internet constantly could become bored at times, but there is always something new. Take the Google travel features. I have seen gorgeous scenes, videos. YouTube can amaze you, you can watch TV, movies on the Internet. The entertainment choices are almost endless, but yes, it is good to actually go out and meet new people personally, do things, see things not yet on the internet, the little things here there, dating, etc. Yes, there are great things to see personally too, but if it is raining, it is late at night, if there is nothing good on TV, then the Internet is a great place to visit. You could get dates over the internet and then see them in person. The choices are almost endless. I welcome your suggestions and comments about the Internet.
I guess at the end of the day, it's one big massive network - merely an extension or a coming together of all the local area networks we had before.
I can see you point and can give you another real example which is the London Underground. Tourists use this and it converts the City into a finite set of little places all connected together by underground trains. It's only when one walks from Holborn to Covent Garden that they realise the tube journey takes considerably longer and they miss out on a) what's between the two and b) the tiny geographic distance between the two.
Interesting idea. Any way of getting it into the WCF stack?
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