#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

What a World

As I emptied my junk mail folder a few minutes after logging on this morning and checking my email–watching various once-in-a-lifetime offers jiggle slightly and then fall away into cyberspace–I noticed in passing that I had won the Irish Lottery! Along with this happy news (please be assured I say this tongue-in-cheek) were promises to enlarge parts of my anatomy that do not exist, clear up acne, make me skinny before morning, and put me in touch with the spirits.

Science tells us that the store of human information now doubles at an astounding rate; every six months, if I remember correctly. (And I probably don’t.) What they do not tell us is that the vast majority of this information is 1) useless and 2) B.S. But, hey, we have the technology to spread it faster!

What a world we live in.

Some situations make me weep.

Some make me laugh.

And a great many more just have me shaking my head, bemused.

I guess that’s life.

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