Tuesday, January 11, 2005

More Words To Live By

Every time I get too nostalgic for the Golden Age of Usenet newsgroups -- which, as I've said before, ended somewhere around the time when blogging became more popular than newsgroup postings -- I force myself to remember these words of wisdom from Seanbaby:

Internet forums bring out the worst of humanity: stupid irrational egomaniacs telling each other how much they hate everything. Getting bothered by it is like reading "FUCK YOU" on a bathroom wall and saying, "Fuck ME!? H-how DARE they!!"

The great thing about blogging is that we irrational egomaniacs are now almost immune from criticism. Sure, there's the comments section, but no one has to enable it. We are like Gods in the blogosphere, whereas on usenet we were all equal. Where's the fun in that?

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