Before the time of blog…

prehistoric sunrise

…there was silence in the ether.

It was good.

A light blinked in the dead of night and the worldwideweb became a squirming mass of html tables and font tags brimming with vital information, allegedly instantaneous communication and vast amounts of exasperation. People spent their time filling databases with facts and figures, sharing beige tinted documents and badly drawn diagrams.

Then came the blog – a beautiful world of cascading style sheets, a living framework to enhance and transport the creative word to the people of planet Earth…

Bloggers were instinctive, individual, almost radical. They thought, they mused and they pondered – brightening the lives of others.

From nowhere sprung Facebook and Twitter. Youtube and Icanhascheezeburger. Mindless distractions sucking the life force from the previously agile minds of the people. The mediocrity virus was spawned and within moments the internet was overflowing with warm, squirty cheese…

I don’t care what you had for breakfast and your cat isn’t funny.

Don’t press publish. Don’t hit the ‘quick post’ button. Don’t Tweet me or Facebook my Mum. Please.

I didn’t surf today. In case you got this far down the page…

16 Replies to “Before the time of blog…”

  1. Bloggers were instinctive, individual, almost radical. They thought, they mused and they pondered – brightening the lives of others.

    Are you sure – have you seen Daddypapersurfer’s blog?

    ( I don’t think I’ve been Facebooked. I’m sure I would have noticed.)

  2. i read somewhere (possible a Tweet) that god created heaven and hell. perhaps hell has evolved into a daily stream of information that includes everything from celebrity grocery shopping to your neighbors nose goblin report…

      1. you know, i HAVE nearly exhausted every manner in which to embarass my children. getting semi-nude on a public stage during “Hair” a couple years ago didn’t phase them… why did i not think of YouTube? why have i not held your father up as an inspirational role model in that regard? oh… yeah… that ‘self respect’ thing… right…

  3. ah hahaha you are so funny – no cynical! you are so cynical – no ironic – you are almost as ironic as my cat.

    : P

    i would like a tirade regarding the use of emoticons as valid modes of self-expression.

    1. Of course there are exceptions – I’m sure that your cat is extremely hilarious. I believe that there are dedicated websites available to showcase your feline-based anecdotes.

      PS how’s the Oregon waviness? My surf to work ratio is dismal – you may need to come over here and drag me into the sea…

      1. Fall swells upon us. But….my surf to work ratio is dismal, as well. You know the drill….epic during the week….sucks huge ass on the weekend. Oh well…such is life for us working class inlanders. I think you’re onto something….a trip may be needed. Give me something to look forward to after tax season…

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