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Did you know that Amazon has a streaming content service like Netflix, CraveTV, or Shomi? Neither did I! Well, I think a part of me was vaguely aware of it, but I had no real reason to give it much thought. I’m sure that they have pretty much the same thing as everyone else… a bunch of older seasons of shows that I don’t watch. Netflix has original content that sets it apart from the others, but it’s the only one. Or is it?
The question caught me off guard. The person asking was someone who I’d never in a million years ever think would admit to listening to a Justin Bieber song, let alone liking it! Yet here he was, quietly asking me over the phone, while we worked on setting up a Juniper router. I had only one answer…
“I know! It’s catchy, and I’m confused because I like it too!”
I’ve been pretty hard on the Biebs over the years. I’m not entirely sure that he deserves the super star status given to him at such a young age. Whatever talent he may or may not possess was greatly overshadowed by his cuteness and the music machine that moulded his public image. Where’s the street cred? Show me the trail of blood, sweat and tears that he overcame to get to where he is today. Like so many great musical geniuses out there… I’m looking at you Britney! And Miley… what happened to you? Come back from the dark side, Miley!
But there’s something about this new album. It’s not even just What Do You Mean? (The song in question, which unfortunately still has a douche-bag music video) but several of the tracks aren’t just tolerable… they’re actually good. I’ve been listening to Love Yourself as well. It’s not quite as catchy, but it’s still good.
So yes, friend… I think it’s fair to say… it’s not wrong to like the new Justin Bieber song… just don’t tell anyone. Or write a blog post about it.
I’m pretty sure that every year I’ve written a post about the first snow fall. Well guess what? Today is that day!
It’s too early to start waking up early to scrape the car! Today is December 4. It’s not even winter yet! But there I was… No gloves… Scraping the ice off the windshield and the snow off the roof. And not just a token amount either. A fair bit!
It’s going to be a long season.
The Internet is a tool. A tool is neither positive nor negative. A hammer is a tool. In the right hands a hammer can be used to build a home, providing shelter and warmth for a family in need. In the wrong hands a hammer can be used to destroy that same house, tearing down walls and smashing windows.
Just like a hammer the Internet can be used to build great things. It can bring families together even when they are separated half a world away. It can also be used to destroy, shattering bonds like brittle window panes.
The Internet is a tool. How it is used it up to you.