In a comment to a previous entry, PaulZag asserted that I really do live on internet time due to my quick resolution of a question I posed to myself in a post earlier that day.
That made me think – I really do live in Internet Time. I expect information to be available immediately. I expect to be able to purchase goods and have them delivered to me the next day. I expect to purchase software and download it instantly. I bought a box of 100 45c stamps about 2 years ago – and still have probably 75-80 of them left (I have several sheets of 5c stamps as well now to make it up to the 50c minimum) – I never use stamps, because I almost never send mail anymore. If it can’t be emailed or faxed (yes, I still do use fax – occasionaly), then I don’t want to know about it.
We found a property deal that was a commercial building going to tender. Leanne rang the agent for some information about the tender process, and he said he would mail the information to us. This was yesterday morning, and I honestly don’t think we will get it before Friday. This is torture for us, given that we had already found the property, investigated the local area, looked at other recent sales, discussed it with some trusted friends and generally analyzed the deal, all within 24 hours of finding it, and all without leaving our home. Waiting for information that’s “in the mail” is truely torture for people who really do live in Internet Time.