As a general rule, I don't do hospitals. Oh, I visit other people in hospitals, but I don't stay in them. God has blessed me with wonderful health over the years. But there was the time I had such an intense bout with the flu that I ended up badly dehydrated.
The doctor was concerned enough about me that he put me in the hospital for a short time, actually, to get me re- hydrated with intravenous fluids. Now I've got to tell you, I was not a happy camper when they told me they were going to admit me to the hospital.
Oh, I was nice on the outside, but inside I was going "Rrrrrr." That was until my sister-in-law reminded me of something that she said I had told her once or twice. (I hate it when my own words come back to haunt me.) She said, "Remember who you are and remember why you're here."
One of the reasons for the success of the internet is its open, peer-to-peer nature. All computers on the internet are equal, and in the past it hasn't mattered whether your computer is a 386 in Nguru on the end of a satellite phone or a big monster in a New York rack. If that ever changes, I think we will lose part of the essential, vital character of the internet. Doug Winter