Bless my wife, family, friends, and non-techies whom i have yet to meet ... but why has "the Internet" become a place?  It is a network.  Hello.


"Oh I read it on the Internet" she says.  No you didn't.  You read it on


"I'll shop the Internet and see what prices they have".  arggggg


It seems like the Internet has stripped our identities and shuffled us all into a big bucket of unrecognizable bits.


I often wonder if the browser is the root cause.


Feel free to weigh in on your experiences with "the Internet" as a place.