Saturday, September 25, 2004

“See! Our Sentence Is Up.”

Offered without comment for the moment, because however true it rings, I need to get my head around the more precise mathematical and biological implications of the central analogy here; Words are powerful, and it would not do to be careless in their usage...

“Three years reading, five years sitebuilding and three more years working on the net boils down to this one obvious finding: Internet culture is nomadic. Web communities work like institutions—like school, like university, like prison. The newbie-top dog-release arc is the same. The only difference is that you have to realise yourself when your time’s up, and go and find the next one. This is nothing to do with the web contra the ‘real world’—of course your online experiences are real. But a web community is not a community: it’s a vector.”

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