Apropos of nothing…

(Ok – apropos of….the fact that I feel I spend too much time online)

Found a link on Spanglish Geek to this video of a version of John Lennon’s Imagine that challenges us to envision what we might accomplish in life, and as a society, if we didn’t spend so much frickin’ time online. The lyrics are amusing, the  video – ok, it’s cringe-worthy – not a natural born crooner – I couldn’t actually listen to the whole thing.

Lyrics:

Imagine there’s no Apple,
No products that begin with “i,”
No monthly iPod models,
No Apple stores to get you high.
Imagine all the people
Finding other things to do!
Imagine there’s no bloggers…
It isn’t hard to do!
No viruses or spyware,
No weekly Windows patches, too
Imagine all the people
Learning to get a life…
(You-hoo-hoo!)
You may say it’d be a nightmare
Without Google, Mac or Dell
We might have real conversations–
But the world would be dull as hell!
Imagine no new cellphones;
Kiss console games goodbye.
No David Pogue or Mossberg
To tell us what to buy.
Imagine all the people
Getting some exercise!
(You-hoo-hoo!)
You may say that I’m a loony
But rest assured I’m almost done.
I’m pretty sure it’ll never happen
So we nerds can live as one!

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