Joined: 08 Aug 2002
|Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2002 12:42 am Post subject: Well, yeah I had a CB too...
|Personally, I think they date back to the beginning of recorded history.
They've taken several different forms as new media arrises, first cave paintings, then slabs of wet clay, monuments, paper, magazines, bathroom walls, you name it.
I'm talking about public personal diaries. The latest variation on the theme are Web Logs. It just struck me today that damn near everyone I know seems to have one. Some make sense, others are fully content with the fact that no one will ever read it. Yet others are cheap psudeo marketing ploys.
I guess for the internet generation it harkens back to the ever popular ".plan" files.
These were what all the cool kids kept so that other cool kids could read stupid stuff they were up to. I thought they were dumb, but some folks (notibly game writers) used them pretty well. Of course others got fired because of them, but that's another issue.
I guess the problem I have with doing my own blog is the fact that I just don't see my opinion really making that much of a difference in other people's lives. I not a voice of authority on MySQL, or unknowingly thrust into the spotlight because of a presentation at an obscure conference*, a weird guy with a fetish for tiny pewter robots, or a transparent marketing ploy to encourage youth to steal music.
Sad thing is that like so many others, these damn things get read by lots of folks.
I guess I'm more a dialog kinda guy. Mostly because it lets me be a more effective smartass.
Still, it pretty much winds up that while those other folks eventually wind up in the spotlight, I'll be lucky to be more than a footnote.
That means I can get away with a lot more....
*I should point out that the proper quote is "The reason Yahoo! doesn't want to buy technology is because we're a bunch of cheap bastards." I should know. I'm the one that made the original comment Michael cleaned up and put in his presentation.
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