OK--the title was a cheap trick--but I was wondering about this internet thing. The people posting herein are commenters on RLS's site; that site has evolved into this site--we are, IMHO, becoming people who share our views and joust with each other intellectually. And we acquire people who comment on our ruminations. (of course my spouse always comments on my ruminations, but mostly it is to advise me to get off the sauce.)
This brings me to my interests--do we wonder what each of us look like? (I am still, for example, trying to post a picture next to my profile--while Syl changes pictures more often than I change underwear). What is it about blogging and commenting that is, for me, so interesting? When my wife yells at me about me being on the computer, I tell her its like writing letters to the editor--and the editor writes back.
And my really big question of the day--Who is PeterUK? who knows the latin name for slime mold; who apparently has an encyclopaedic knowledge of humanities; etc. Blogging and commenting bring us together and yet retains an air of anonymity--and I am not yet sure how good a thing that is.
In a way this is like being on Kaertner Strasse in Vienna, sipping kaffee mit schlag; reading the Zeitung; conversing with your neighbors; listening to the street musicians, except every one is masked. Is this a good thing or not?
From "Storm Clouds Gathering"
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