Friday, March 21, 2008

The internet is us

Man, what a crappy couple of days. I'm sitting trying to focus on something, anything, and I just can't do it.

So browsing more sites, partly for inspiration and partly to kill time.

There really are common things running through many websites. Like, when given the opportunity to create our own space, our own little home where we can invite others to (which is kind of what websites are, whether trying to hawk products, services or just discuss things or whatever), we seem to do things in similar ways. And we seem to be drawn more to certain websites.

Of all of these similarities, there is one thing that seems more common and more prevalent than anything else. I kind of picture moving through the internet like the end of 2001 (the film, not the year) and seeing only that one thing.

And now, if an alien being were to ask me, "what is human?" I would answer just one word. What is it? Well, it would be no fun if I told you now but I'd love to see if anyone comes to the same conclusion.

I'll tell you tomorrow. How crappy is at? Stretching one post out for two days? Man, I'd be pissed. And not even a picture? Worst blog ever.


Andy Latham said...

The Internet in some ways is an almost spiritual thing. It is essentially a connection (and I believe will one day be a direct connection) between a huge number of people around the world. As we come to rely on our computers and become more active in establishing ourselves in an online world, we as a species are taking steps to becomming one connected organism, something that sounds like it comes right from the pages of a biblical text. Or maybe a horror film!

Toole said...

the infinite consciousness of the universal order runs in everybodies minds. their minds are going one way their bodies going another, the money's going another way, and then the newsmedia is going another way