The kavetching over the lack of good things on the web began, oh let me
remeber, about 3.5 seconds after TBL put up more than one page.
"god this second page is just devoid of menaingfull content tim, your web
has begun its decline"
( i do not know that this was ever said, but for whoreyinsight, just go
with me on this)
Eveything is doomed to enter the Crumudgen Epoch almost as soon as it is
mature enough to be realy usefull.
Personaly I find tons of things of interest and interesting about the web,
the net, and communications with cognative minds in general. Oh sure they
somtimes use dumb code, often flail against the convention of the purity
police, often drift to moments of nonesense....but all in all what we have
here now is so amazingly fantasticaly better than anything i thought we
would have 10 years ago.
Watching all this grow from my early bays in the late 70's up thru the
now, i have to say Im very pleased at the arc tranversal thru time and
thoughtsapce. It is such that I feel a strong obligation to add to its
arc, and thus i try with the Emonks section of wsmf, my shoutcast stream,
and whatever else i can do in the day in day out usage of the net.
Sometimes you have to look at the progress of a thing to see its true
growth rather than the myopia of nitpicking and kavetching. Sure things
can be better, and sure more folks could be more cognative... but shit
man, its like saying shakspherar sucks cause he only wrote 40 great plays
and not 100, or that becuase davinci often went against conventions of
style he has no worth.
Getting old is not so bad, but watching folks loose the spark of "wow" is
[---===tomwhore@ wsmf.org inetarena.com slack.net===---]
"During my service in the United States Congress, I took the
initiative in creating the Internet." Al G(wh)ore