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[new] remnants (Avg. Score: 3.00 / Raters: 1) (#5)
by amy on Sun Apr 25th, 2004 at 07:21:46 AM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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as to middle ground, aileen, i like your suggestion you made once, possibly not on discordia, about discordia being a home for remnants. loose thoughts - they don't fit in your email, they don't fit on a formal list.

i don't like a lot of blogs because they look like email from a friend, except the author isn't my friend. i'd rather get email from an actual friend.

i don't like discussion lists anymore because they overwhelm me. four years ago i enjoyed those kinds of "community" but no more. everything's an online community nowadays - workgroups with people i'm directly working with by email and/or in peoplespace, ebay, rentacoder. i've become a big advocate of anti-social software. if greta garbo had lived in the age of email and online communities, she would have *really* wanted to be alone...

but before i crawl back into walden pond, i'll point out that this for me is the positive side of discordia... it doesn't hammer you constantly. in this day and age, i don't completely understand the pressure of constant updates on an online site. it doesn't make them seem alive to me, it makes them seem overbearing. i think this expectation for constant new information is some transference of capitalist conditioning: always have to have something new and something more, always have to be working, idle hands are the devil's workshop...

or just a much needed rest...

my favorite "real" communities are the ones that come together when someone has reason to bring them together and go apart when not... saves on burnout...

back to walden with me now, til i've got some more remnants to post...

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-- Discordia is nice.
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