I am an Internet guy. I've been messing around with the Internet in various ways, shapes, and forms since the summer of 1983. I've helped to start companies that provided broadband Internet to homes, have been part of standards efforts, and know a lot of the people who have made the Internet what it is.
Have you heard that the Internet got cut in the Middle East last week?
Not just one line, either. Three. Maybe four.
And you know what? There is a cable cut about once every three days, on average.
The Internet is designed to be resilient. The fact that it has continued to function very well in the wake of such a significant series of blockages bears witness to that.
Yet, there are those who are convinced that these cuts were diabolical. Someone is out to get us.
And such idiocy sells. People eat it up.
Don't fall for it!
Don't be bothered.
Instead, stay focused on your own stuff. Realize that the fear-mongers are just trying to earn your attention -- and an income -- by talking about all this far-out stuff.
Focus is your key to success.
As I outline in the book (http://stephenhultquist.com/skiing.html), it is only by focus that you get to where you want to go. And most people don't have it.
Get focused. Stay focused. Do what you need to do. Become what you are called to become.
Use time. Put it on your side.
Stephen Sven Hultquist
PS The book has a lot of stuff that you'll find useful in life. Even if the title is the worst ever: http://stephenhultquist.com/skiing.html