It's Not Like The Old Days(Prepare yourself to endure a rant..)
I remember when the only people on the internet were geeks. I think I preferred that internet, when everything was novel, exciting and new, and everyone was smart and unusual.
Nowadays you have everyone and their mum on the internet, and while I'm all for the inclusiveness, the internet seems to be mirroring the society of the real world, which is not very inclusive of geeks or unusual people at all. There was a much stronger sense of community in the younger days, and everyone was helping everyone else - nowadays people are petrified of strangers and would never normally talk to people they hadn't met before - this is mostly just xenophobia and prejudice. Everyone used to be a lot more genuine and interested in different types of people, there was a lot less fear of the new.
Nowadays it's been reduced to a popularity contest. Geeks are kicked to the bottom of the pile again, and the haven we built has become a playground for the uninteresting. How dull.
emptyroads 26-30, M 5 Responses 5 Dec 10, 2010