A few weeks ago I started reading Richard Florida's game-changing (profound? or controversial?) book, The Rise of the Creative Class.
Just a few minutes after I wrote my most recent "Internet killed TV" rant, I see this more well-informed and context-rich talk about the very same subject, complete with references to Marshall Mcluhan.
Thanks to the Internet Archive, I was able to retrieve several of the first blogs I ever wrote back in 2002/2003. Some stuff is indicative of what I write about now - quotes, mostly. Other posts appear to be direct re-postings of something I saw on the web or was sent via AIM. I used to edit a static page and maintain a PHP guestbook, also suggest folks email me with comments.
Think back to two years ago - had you heard of the Facebook? If you were in college, you most certainly had. When I returned home on a trip from Michigan for a fraternity convention, all of my friends asked "are you on facebook?" and seemed shocked that I was only on LiveJournal and MySpace... they were ALL on facebook, and they were all friends from the first time they'd met. It was the "real" Second Life. After lots of "no, I don't have a school e-mail", I found that Nathan had two school emails, so he let me use one.
Let me start off by saying that it is so utterly amazing that Central Florida has groups with funding who can do stuff like this, and we wouldn't be where we are now without CFACA and UA. Love ya, mean it.
Today is the 4th anniversary of the day I wrote using blogging software (as opposed to flat HTML files). Blurty was (and is) the "free" alternative to "paid" and "invite only" LiveJournal. My friend Amanda was on Blurty too, and I wanted to keep up with her. In the end LJ won over, and I even transferred all my posts over. I stopped reading LJ altogether earlier this year after I got hard core about podcasting and "pro blogging" or whatever this is.
Hey all, I know it's been a while, but just some updates:
* I am dating a girl named Erin from Gainesville (she's Mady's friend and an APO brother).
* I am starting my own business called Mortar Interactive. We will do web design and internet software. I am going this week to open the bank account. I'll post once I have the site up!
* I am going to Sweden this summer with the Marching Knights for the Tatoo Festival in Eskjo.
* My summer started on Friday - hooray!
All I need is "Hi , honey! How was your day?"
(meaning Steph said this)
Although I don't have cool posting service, feel free to respond to these postings via email or AIM (kerm52), and I just might post your response and make it look all pretty.