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21 years of the eternal September

2014-09-01 08:40:14.703804+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

21 years of the eternal September.

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-09-01 15:54:40.920727+00 by: Linus Akesson

A colleague of mine recently remarked that we, as a society, seem to have passed Peak Text.

My first instinct was to lament the general decline of humankind, or something along those lines. But perhaps there is a flip side. As technology marches towards ever-faster networks and more powerful computers, nudging the general user base towards picture- and video-based discourse, might they not in fact bring September with them?

#Comment Re: made: 2014-09-02 13:04:17.686429+00 by: meuon

Which means to a 30-ish year old, it's always been this way. They know nothing different.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-09-02 15:19:54.020009+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I recently was approached at a tech meeting by a "WiFi is disrupting our sleep schedules" loon, went to his web page, and it was all links to videos.

I'm not sure if "video means I can safely dismiss it" is old people talk, or a good filtering mechanism.

I did recently have the revelation (based on a comment on a YouTube video I put up, go figure) that the next revolution will be based not on helping us to talk to other people (as the net was), but on better filtering out the idiots.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-09-05 00:42:53.672958+00 by: dexev

Contra: http://xkcd.com/1414/

#Comment Re: made: 2014-09-05 16:59:29.733369+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'd argue that it has nothing to do with "kids these days" and everything to do with "everybody these days". The joy of the early net, and early blogging, and the BBS world back in the '80s, was that it filtered.