Thursday, April 28, 2016
An Internet aphorism
Every once in awhile I consider the Internet, which is more that I can say it does for me. Then I come here and sum it all up for you. Of all the comments I have received on clerkmanifesto I can't recall anyone ever mentioning one of these Internet summations to me, as in "Boy, you really summed up the Internet good the other day!"
I take this to be a result of the natural reticence of people on the Internet. Or it might be people are nervously sensing my bitterness. But it could be that I haven't gotten the wording just right yet. So for today's aphorism we'll try to cover a small series of minor differences. Are you ready?
Oh. You were?
Well, you see, I kind of had to do the long introduction otherwise it's just a twitter post.
I'm glad you understand.
Okay, here we go.
I'm kind of nervous.
The Internet is a resource where all the world's information and ignorance is compiled randomly together in one place.
The Internet is a place where all human knowledge and all human ignorance are gathered together in one convenient location.
Which, conversely, could be:
The Internet is a place where all human knowledge and all human ignorance are gathered together in one inconvenient location.
Please don't feel you have to study the differences.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.