16 Jul 2015


Letter : I

Back in 2007, a Blogger proposed to participate in an Internet Cruise. This idea was really great and had a lot of success.

When I tried to explain to a friend that I am doing an Internet Cruise, she was very confused.

I have to say that my friend has no idea of Internet, computer or whatsoever concerning the modern world today. Even a mobile or a remote control is a mystery to her.

I told her that we had started in Stockholm/Sweden, where this Blogger lived with an imaginary cruise ship and had sailed from Stockholm to France and then to Waterloo.

A ship she could imagine, but not a virtual one, and the fact that we criss-crossed through the whole world without any logic sailing from Germany to Hongkong and from there to Rome and to the States she couldn't understand. Why didn't we follow the normal way and follow the geographical order as normal humans, staying on one continent, visiting everything and then going to the next ? I said that doesn't matter if we go from America to Europe and back there and then again Europe and then Canada and then, and then ... my poor friend got dizzy and I started to fancy about all countries I would visit in the whole world, when she brought me back to my seat in the Chinese restaurant where we had our lunch and I gave up and changed the subject.

I have to say I learned a lot during this Internet Cruise and we even had parties on board, with hats and dresses and virtual food. We really all had a lot of fun !

and at the end of our Internet cruise, we had a ball on the ship !

Jenny Matlock
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Andrew said...

Odd but sounds like good fun.

colleen said...

I'm an old enough blogger to remember that. Sometimes we had internet parties. I read them more than did them. Do your remember Michele Agnew's Meet and Greet?

Alice Audrey said...

Are any of the links still good? I'd love to check out the cruise. That hat is wild!

Jo said...

I'm sure you confused her terribly! I think Rina would have a difficult time getting her head around something like this (although she knows mobile phones and remotes!) Thanks for the really interesting post. Jo

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That looks like a lot of fun to be had from your desk!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Virtual Reality Events!! I first discovered them, way back when I was a 'brand new wet behind the pink ears' Newbie. ,-)

I see the main point of your post. Lots of people have no idea, what fun they are missing out on, by remaining Internet "challenged." -grin- Less Politically Correct is to say... They choose to remain ignorant of the World Wide Net.

Excuses range from 'I-can't-learn-that-stuff-at-my-age.' To just plain fear. Having heard 'horror stories' and preferring to remain safe/pure/ignorant.

To each her/his own. But we, reading here, have taken the plunge. :-) Hooray for us!


Lmkazmierczak said...

Yes, the technology can be confusing until you actually use it...glad to see so many older(than me-going on 60)folks have embraced the technology♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/inspiration/

Su-sieee! Mac said...

How cool! I want to go on an Internet cruise.
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wish I'd been around for that! Sounds like such fun. I do feel as if I have traveled way more widely than I have since I've been blogging... I learn so much about so many wonderful places.

Anonymous said...

I never heard of such a thing. What a fun way to connect. I will have to see if there is such an event happening soon.

Ruby Manchanda said...

Never heard of it earlier but sounds like a gala event in itself :)

Jenny said...

What an incredibly creative way to 'see the world'!

This whole post made me smile!

Thanks for linking it to the letter I.