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Communication

We live in an age of wonder and excitement. Email, text messaging, instant messaging, cell telephones and other communication technologies provide us with a plethora of ways to communicate with our fellow humans. Unfortunately, when it comes to quality communications we seem to be saying less and less and annoying each other more and more. Read about these aggravations in this section.

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Customer Disservice

Do you ever get the feeling that some customer service representatives think that it is customers' jobs to provide service to the company's representatives, not the other way around? Are you convinced that some companies go out of their way to make life as inconvenient and unpleasant as possible for customers who call to ask for help? You are not alone in your thoughts, as you'll learn by reading the rants in this category.

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Gizmos
Are you aggravated by the thingamabobs that the propeller heads insist you absolutely, positively must use if you are to survive in today’s “digital age?” Do you sometimes wonder if, for all of their benefits, some technologies are more trouble than their worth? Have you ever wanted to take the latest, greatest gizmo that you just foolishly spent a fortune on and fling it out a window on the top floor of a tall building or, better yet, throw it with great force at its inventor? If so, take a look here for some humorous rants that will vent your frustration for you.

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Government and Regulations

The government is here to protect us from the evils that some of our more malevolent technologies can inflict upon us. Yeah, I used to like fairy tales as a kid too. But now I've grown up. Read more.

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Internet

The Internet offers a cornucopia of entertainment, news, information and more. Then again, a lot of it is pure unadulterated crap and not worth your time. These tongue-in-cheek rants poke fun at the good, the bad, and the ugly of Internet.

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Scumware

Do you sometimes think that the Internet is out to get you? Scary reports of viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, adware and other evilness abound. Protect yourself as best you can. Then realize that no matter what you do it's probably not enough. Eventually, some of this nefarious nastiness is going to get you. Your best bet is to just laugh about it. Otherwise you find yourself involuntarily curling up into the fetal position and having a nervous breakdown as a reward for all of your worries. The articles in this section should help you with the laughter part.

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Stuff and Nonsense

Do you know all of those unmatched socks in your sock drawer? They don’t seem to match any other socks you have, but you can’t bear to throw them away. Think of this section like that. I couldn’t fit these rants into any of the other categories, but they’re too good to throw away.

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Video Games

Does it ever seem to you that some people spend way, way, way more time playing a digital life than living a real one? Do you believe that people who think it’s more important to massacre virtual villains than spend face-to-face time with friends and family have their priorities just a tad out of whack? Of course you do! (Either that or you’re already too far gone.) Here are some essays that will reinforce the views you already have and, hopefully, make you laugh at the same time.

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