Couple of things to watch
I have been thinking more and more about the area delineated the intersection of by computers, the internet, blogging, free speech, and commercialisation.
Boring shit in other words.
But more and more, I am thinking that the way that we maintain our current hobby is not due for a long life cycle. Doesn't make a lot of sense for it to be working the way that it does.
Google is a billboard. A way to attach human eyeballs to the advertisements of companies who want to sell them shit. James Whittaker was a pretty big player over in googleland and he just quit (after lining his pockets well with other peoples money) because he had a sudden epiphany that that was the true nature of the business. The article just about make me shoot tea out of my nose. I cannot for the life of me figure out which is the better visual, that of a whorehouse piano player getting religion and stalking out, or the clip above.
What Mr. Whittaker says is absolutely correct, but more than anything, Google is a fashion driven stock-selling machine. All the technology companies are the same thing. Facebook is the new current darling of the pump and dump crowd. Apple is so vastly overvalued as to be ..... hell, I just don't know how to describe it.
Look, the whole worldview and business model of these companies is get rich or die trying. So, back to the first three paragraphs. Google is a money making proposition. How long will little parasites like us be allowed a free ride on the bandwidth of Google for our hobbies?
Keep reading, I have the outlines of the next three posts in the works and I think that I have the seed of a possible option.