Many trends in computing are like the CB fad of the 1970's. Technically interesting, but ultimately just another vehicle for pointless blather.
I mean, c'mon. IM, online photos, personal websites? 10-4, good buddy.
Six years later and I don't see any reason to retract a single word. I overlooked blogs, which were already prevalent back then, but now I would have to add Facebook pages, Youtube channels, and worst of all, tweets. It's all the same.
So I haven't been posting much lately.
On the one hand, I haven't had much worth saying. I'm as prone to blathering as anyone else, but I often catch myself doing it and then fall into a prolonged, embarrassed silence. It's been like that lately.
On the other hand, spring has arrived here in the Pacific Northwest and there's work to done in the garden. There's a lot to dislike in Voltaire's Candide, but I think he got something right in the ending...