Danae explains the joy of blogging to the ghost of her great grandfather who seems to be thrilled with the new opportunities to avoid actual personal contact. There is one thing to be said for the Internet though. It's better for your computer to be sick with all kinds of viruses you get from E-mail than for you to get the avian flu from real public appearances.
It's really true, you know. It's possible to maintain the illusion of communication without all that noise and without relinquishing any control of your own life. You can talk when YOU want, and listen (or read) when YOU want. And, perhaps most important of all, no one can see you, so you can avoid all those pesky matters of personal hygiene on those days when you just don't have the energy.