More (PC) BANG, for your buck

PC bang.jpgPC bangs (literally PC rooms), are something I have avoided simply because I have had an internet connection. Up until last Thursday when the connection was cut. My fault, haven’t paid the nice people at Korea telecom, and in return they switched off their service. A fair cop. What wasn’t cute and cuddly was once I’d paid the over-due fee, was the delay in restarting the service. Suffice to say having no internet connectivity for four days didn’t kill me, but on the other hand it just wasn’t interesting at all. I did have a lot of time to play games that I had installed on my laptop though.

Sat back in the big, comfy chairs that all PC bangs seem to come equipped with, I then proceeded to check my email and Facebook. Nothing new there. In order to safeguard my passwords and surfing activity, I made sure that I used the browser that was installed on my USB stick. Useful things that, your own browser of preference (Chrome in this case), and it also means that you leave no digital crumbs on what essentially is a computer for public use. I’m such a geek sometimes. Just one niggling complaint is the presence of smokers in close proximity. Most of the patrons that frequented are middle aged men. Given that the area has Samsung manufacturing plants, most users then, are middle aged men that worked in a factory. Sadly, the man sitting at the end of the row of computers was puffing away merrily on his cigarette. I’ve got nothing against smokers, but the fan and ventilation system in the room was pushing his smoke right at me. If anything, that did make me want to leave sooner than I wanted.

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2 Responses

  1. “Excellent chairs, PC bangs.” To steal a Churchill quote about Korean trousers, [apocryphal]. “Sensible pants, Koreans.”

    High-backed exec-style, like the ones in Blofeld’s world-dominating lairs in 60’s Bond films when he gives orders to SPECTRE operatives.

    I took over a similar chair in the Jeolla mountain lair…must have been Blofeld up there…or Don Vito!

    Hope the internet’s back at residence.

    • Excellent chairs indeed. I’ve only seen them in PC bangs. My friend does have one in his apartment. I should know, I helped him nick it. Suits him his six foot frame quite well too. But the only moves towards megalomania are his masters work.

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