I’m commuting into NYC today by train, and even though it’s early I could sure go for a beer. I’m packed into a small seat on a bumpy tin can having to listen to a woman with a thick Jersey accent prattle on loudly about nothing important on her cell phone. But at least I have the Internet on my phone. It’s my only refuge, a welcome distraction.
That got me to thinking, what would I rather do without for a month, beer or Internet service? I know I’m the beer Brother, but I gotta tell you, I think Internet wins.
The reason why is simple – going without beer for a month would suck, but going without Internet connectivity would be damn near impossible! Work use aside, the Internet is my chief form of entertainment. I stream Top Gear via Netflix at home, I stream Pandora in the car, and as you can tell (I’m writing this on the train after all) I’m a little over-focused and producing content for this site.
So while the cool thing would be to answer the question with a hearty Amish “beer!” the truth is my answer is a chagrined “Internet.” Guess that’s why my wife calls me GadgetTron.
How about you, oh web surfing beer lover? Would you give up Internet or beer?