Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Internet Truisms

Michael Kinsley submits a thoughtful essay on the Internet, anonimity, hubris and triviality.

Money money:

There is something about the Web that brings out the ego monster in everybody. It's not just the well-established tendency to be nasty. When you write for the Web, you open yourself up to breathtakingly vicious vitriol. People wish things on your mother, simply for bearing you, that you wouldn't wish on Hitler. But even in their quieter modes, denizens of the Web seem to lug around huge egos and deeply questionable assumptions about how interesting they and their lives might be to others.

Simian "The Greatest" Logician.

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