Those who get into porn with glee would never know the name of Angela Devi. With so many entering and leaving the industry, one girl from the next is hard to personally care about. For many of her fans, there has been an unusual mix of mystery and heartbreak at the swirling rumors that she has passed away. However because of the anonymity of the Internet, does anyone really care if a person suddenly leaves it?
A search on the Freeones board (where she was known to post) reveals at least a few threads on her and a couple or more threads on her death. Moderators who have connections to her family and have made contact with the respective companies she has worked for have confirmed her passing. Official word has been restricted, apparently until the family feels the need to release the information.
There’s all kind of speculation as to what could be the reason for her death, or even if her death was merely a rumor from her foes in the industry. Porn is entertainment, and because it does make more money than even the mainstream movie industry, it’s bound to mess with the heads of a few of its performers. That being said, Angela’s disappearance from the Internet has caused people to believe she’s gone from the world for good. But if she was only a mere user of the information superhighway, would you care just as much?
I’ve had friends come and go on the Internet, and most of the time it’s been explained that they use it for boredom or for someone to talk to. It’s like automated confession to speak into the keyboard, enter your whole life with a few strokes, and then at the end click on the X button to make it all disappear. Sometimes in these stories, you begin to care. But that seems to be the point at which they won’t cross the line, the fear ironically in that whole deal is also death.
I think the Internet has become the new planet earth. Living and breathing creatures don’t exist in flesh and blood, but on computers with IP addresses. To disappear, all one has to do is remove themselves from the computer and they’ll never know you are gone in the first place. Whether you are still alive outside the net or dead, the status will never be known to those with whom you’ve talked.
The possibility that there could be a connection made between computers is sorta like a blind date. The questions will always be there: Is she ugly? Am I ugly to her? Is he a killer? Is she a killer? Is she a man? I would think that if you want to know someone, you would take the risk of possibly being wrong and learn from it. It’s either that or you simply bring a friend along to be sure.
All I know is that if people really think of me as nothing more than an IP, then perhaps it’s not worth the cost of the bandwidth to try and make friends on the net.