Click, click, click. Book a ticket. To a concert, or a faraway land. Click, click, click, look at pics of magic origami tricks. Trying to make them isn’t so easy, but they sure are pretty to look at. Click again and you can download some muzak. It’s like magic. The world is at your fingertips. The Web has revolutionized the way we shop for everything from groceries to clothes, music, and travel.
Sites like kayak.com are now available not only to travel agents but also to the average Joe. Airline sites like Transat.com and AirCanada.com are luring new customers by posting weekly specials on their site and sending out emails to announce seat sales to frequent-fliers. There is no longer any need for a travel agent. DIY has taken over, and with it has come a plethora of new ways to waste time, energy, and money. Luckily, not everybody is driven by capitalist desires. Some people just like to make origami, like the dude at thecoolist.com, or critique various aspects of modern-day society. Or like the folks at freshgoodminimal.ro you may just want to share quality minimal music and nerdy synth-talk with fellow like-minded techno lovers.
The best thing about the Web, at least in my opinion, is that when you’re typing and clicking and searching and scouring, it is often that you stumble upon something kooky, weird and cool enough that it makes you feel like with enough passion and drive, anything is possible.