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Little boxes, little boxes

I have been writing text in little boxes on the interwebs for twenty years. Used to be called usenet, then bulletin boards, then blogs, now social. Still little boxes.

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To paraphrase the words of the Blood Hound Gang:
'You an' me babe ain't nothing but mammals, lets classify things like they do on the discovery channel.'
Denying our need to classify things is to deny who we are.

September 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob H

Me too... and it was a ham radio morse key before that. I enjoy it still - sure they're little boxes, but they put us in touch with all these people we'd never meet otherwise! At the end of the day it's what's inside the boxes that matters...

September 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNathan Zeldes

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