How Social Media Saved the World

It cannot be understated that we are living through a history-making difficult time. Hundreds of thousands of people are falling victim to a global pandemic and everyone is else either staying home or acting brazenly stupid. It shouldn't be surprising, though, that one of the upshots of all of this is that there has been a rise in meme-making.

First defined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 as a cultural idea that takes on a life of its own and is passed down through generations much the same way that genes are, the word "meme" has itself taken on a life of its own to define pictures made and passed around on the Internet that often lampoon various aspects of life. I don't think I've seen any new memes in the past few days that weren't about the COVID-19 epidemic. But this isn't the first time a global catastrophe has been made fun of in what could be described as a "childish" fashion. In fact, one of the memes I've seen compared the uptick in Cor…

The Google PC


Now this is what the world needs. A Google computer. It's not made by Google, but the operating system (named gOS) is a linux distro (from the Ubuntu branch) made by some very smart people who believed it should be very important to reach all the Google applications easily.

The "g" in gOS actually stands for "green" since the creators of said system also thought it would be a good idea to use some energy-saving factors in their OS. Don't ask me how it'll make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things, though. I'm thinking everyone will associate the "g" with Google, anyway.

The Everex gPC TC2502, selling for $199, will be available at Wal-Mart and will come loaded with the gOS. But it's a desktop PC. Make this thing into a laptop and I'm all in.


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