Its been 10 days on my sabbatical. I have done reasonably well during the first week, but now its getting on my nerves. I have realized how addicted I am to chat, IRC and the Internet. I have to soon find some remedies for this.
Well, here is the first step. I approached ELIZA (or Doctor Fill, that’s actually the emacs mode) , the Emacs Psychotherapist to help me. An enjoyable chat this one! ;)
ELIZA (Doctor Fill) abbreviated as DF (pun intended, for those who get it)
DF: I am the psychotherapist. Please, describe your problems. Each time
you are finished talking, type RET twice.
Hi. Nice meeting you.
DF: How do you do? What brings you to see me?
I am obviously not fine, otherwise I would not have been here.
I have realized I am addicted to the internet and want you to help
DF: Why do you say that?
I say that because you are a doctor.
DF: Is it because because I am a doctor that you came to me?
Isn’t that pretty obvious?
DF: Can you elaborate on that?
Yes, I did come to see you because you are a doctor. Now, I regret it.
DF: Does it bother you that I am a doctor now you regret it?
I don’t understand your question.
DF: Earlier you said because I am a doctor?
Yes, because you are a doctor I came to you.
DF: When did you first know that I am a doctor you came to me?
I knew about you, when I first fiddled around with Emacs around an
DF: What happened when you first fiddled around with emacs around a year
I loved it, thoroughly! But for a beginner like me it was difficult to
get along. I stopped using it.
DF: Is the fact that for a beginner like you it was difficult to get along
you stopped using it the real reason?
I think that along with my laziness to stick with the learning was the
DF: Does the fact that along with your laziness to stick with the learning
was the real reason explain anything else?
It does not explain anything else to me.
DF: Maybe your plans have something to do with this.
What plans? I donot have any plans.
DF: What makes you believe what plans you donot have any plans?
If I had plans, I would have been executing them.
DF: You mentioned that I am a doctor now you regret it?
Yes, because you seemed stupid initially. Now you seem to be making
DF: Are you sure I seemed stupid initially now I seem to be making some
Yes I am pretty sure.
DF: Is it because of your life that you are going through all this?
Obviously. Because I am alive I am going through all this.
DF: Is it because you are alive you are going through all this that you
came to me?
DF: I see… Well, are you sure that this is so?
Yes. I don’t think there is emacs in the hell.
DF: I would appreciate it if you would watch your tongue!
Oh! so emacs is in the hell too! is it in the heavan too?
DF: Emacs? Hah! Perhaps you could continue.
I thought only mortals used Emacs. Do others use it too?
DF: Have you been positive?
Yes. I always thought Emacs is only for the homo sapiens.
DF: I believe you have inhibitions with emacs.
No. I love emacs.
But it isn’t suitable for Gods and Demons
DF: Are you annoyed that it is not suitable for gods and demons?
DF: Why not?
I am neither of them. That’s why
DF: Please, continue.
I am a human and I can use emacs. Others donot need it. I am not annoyed
DF: Have you been annoyed often?
DF: Go on, don’t be afraid.
I am not. I have been ocassionally annoyed, more often with myself
DF: What causes you to be annoyed?
Presently, I am annoyed with myself for being addicted to the Internet
and may be for chatting with you too.
DF: Do you really think you are annoyed?
DF: I need a little more detail please.
Yes. I am a little annoyed with myself.
DF: Are you annoyed often?
Ocassionally. Why do you repeat questions?
DF: When did you first know that do me repeat questions?
Long Long ago, when I first used Emacs.
DF: What makes you think long long ago when you first used emacs?
I saw you repeat questions.
DF: Is it because of the people you hang around with that you say you saw
me repeat questions?
DF: Yes, hmmm… so, why do you say this is so?
I am leaving. You are being too repititive. Goodbye!
DF: What makes you believe because I am a doctor?
DF: My secretary will send you a bill.
Bill? You did not help me much.
DF: How do you reconcile problems at school?
DF: Bye bye.
DF: See ya.
DF: Are you sure that see me?
Yes, when in trouble
DF: What would happen if in trouble?
I will see ya
DF: Earlier you said I am a doctor you came to me?
Yes, now also I say that.
DF: You’re being a bit brief, would you please go into detail.
DF: Ok, talk to you some other time.
DF: Talk to you later.
On a more serious note, the Internet has become an *Integral* part of my life. I do sometimes think, a bit too much, but then…. the internet is “The Internet”!
 sabbatical – my previous post
 sabbatical – Chaitu’s Blog
 ELIZA – Wikipedia