In fact, if the entry titled "The New Big Brother" is any indication, it may be his biggest fear. In a diatribe that wouldn't have been out of place in the Unabomber Manifesto, Pat goes into way too much detail about how Big Brother, the omnipresent privacy invading government entity from the George Orwell classic 1984, has already arrived. But, and here's the rub, it's not a government entity. Nope, it's YOU! You and your camera phones and your YouTubes spreading vicious untruths about decent, hard working, celebs behind the anonymity of a computer and a screen name!
Even worse, he argues, the government now has to live in fear of the people. Preposterous! In another post titled "The Dark Side of the Internet," Pat rails against the idea of "online communities," arguing that if the Internet was really a community, it would have schools and shops and such. Yeah, it would be awesome if you could shop and go to school online. Maybe someday Pat, maybe someday.
Christ, has this guy actually even been on the damn Internet? But it's not just the way the regular folk yield their new fangled computer boxes that bothers Pat. In a post titled "Artificial Intimacy," he recounts a tale of a young man who dared to ask if he wore a toupee during a question-and-answer session on the set of Wheel of Fortune. He's baffled by the fans who seem to believe he, "wouldn't have a job if they didn't watch."
That's right, Pat. Advertisers paid you millions, not because anyone watched the show, but because they liked writing checks to douchebags.
Words of Wisdom:
"In addition to giving up so much of our personal lives, the new technologies have also forced us to spend endless hours on truly trivial matters. In a world without cell phones, would you really want to paste decorative wallpaper on your old telephones?"