when did digital communication start sucking?
let me get your thoughts on this: eh?
i've been rather depressed lately.
and the only part of my depression i feel like sharing right now is this:
well, i've been listening to some ToT lately (Test of Time
) and it makes me feel nostalgic and sort of wispy and such. (partly because i first heard his stuff back then, and partially because he references older things on occasion) see. i remember "back in the day", well, not really BACK IN THE DAY, but back in the day none the less, like '92ish-'98ish sort of (yes i visited my first bbs when i was 11 (co-sysop at 12)). back when i was using bbs's frequently, and had access to the internet through bbs's and local dialup's it seemed that everything was wide open and free. information in various forms, text, pictures, software (no i don't mean warez
well, mabey a little bit.), etc. on just about anything could be obtained relativly easily and everything was wonderful. the web was free of commercial interests, and bbs's sure as fuck were. it was a really great time. stupid people could be found easily on irc and other medium, but so could the really cool people. now it seems the really cool people have gone into hiding, frequenting places unaccessable by people like me, or simply on another medium. like everyone's just got up and bailed, fled to new stomping grounds. projects like l0pht's gurilla-net and other such private or public endevors cirtainly fuel my parinoia. either way, cool people and information are simply not as accessable anymore in this great exodus of the trashed corperate yuppie playground the internet has become. christ. this is stupid.
well. anyway. as you can tell. i'm in an odd headspace right now, but i'd still like your oppinion on this. so i'm attaching two polls.
i'm also interested in your feelings on this whole thing, please feel free to smack me upside my head and chastize me if i'm glorifying something that was just as stupid simply because it's the past.
also _really_ interested in the oppinions of older folk that have seen the internets rise with wiser eyes along a longer timeframe.
in case you're interested i'm 19 and started on rh 4.2 bitmore and didn't start useing it frequently until rh 5.2 manhatten. i currently run slack on my x86 machines, and debian on my sparcs. Current Mood: confused