03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
Seriously. Is this news? Yes, I think so. I think it means he had a deprived childhood. I'm sorry but it's just true.
I spent the wknd in Lndn, got a swtr and a jckt from valu vllg, saw a mscl about the btls and hung out with Jonna. I realised that I hadn't so much as looked at this blog in months as I read about broadcasting versus the long tail of (semi-) private blogs in Clay Shirky's Here Comes Everybody, a book about how the internet is basically awesome. I am the sort who remains largely sceptical about technology like the internet. I'm also the sort of person who spells sceptic with a c instead of a k, even though my American friends think that it's a weird Canadian way of spelling 'septic'. But re: the internet (and with the understanding of course that I am using it now), I remain sceptical that it is indeed a wonderful revolution in information distribution. Certainly it's changed things, but I begin to wonder how hypermediatic forms of communication will determine our understandings of our world, especially with regard to less popular understandings. I mean, the Long Tail sounds Utopian in a paradoxically pragmatic way, but I have my reservations. I won't write any more about this, though, because I'm already a ways into writing a blog about blogging, and there are too many people who do that. Jacob and Box probably read their blogs.
Anyway I hope to be a lil more present once more. Maybe I'll be more involved if we do a revamp of the site, hmm?