Wednesday, January 02, 2002


You put it perfectly, Steve. I do think, though, that RB's "The Internet is all about me" rant, which he now renounces, was getting at something different. The canvas the Net gives us let's us go nuts about ourselves and our viewpoints. I can sing myself electric to the entire bloody world. That's exhilirating, although also delusional and egotistical. It changes the old equation where a handful of us were broadcasters and the rest of us were audience members. It's no accident that the Age of Conformity came into existence as TV sets went into everyone's home. It's no accident that as Web access goes into everyone's home we're entering the Age of Assholes. And I mean that in the very best sense :)

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