Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mac on the WWW

"There's so much weird stuff on the Net that it can -
and has - made people quite nuts. Rest assured, 99%
of it is pure drek. Excepting PHB, of course;
everything I say is true."

- Mac Tonnies, 4/23/06

With most interactivity on the net having moved over to Twitter and (cringe) Facebook, I have to wonder if Mac - had he lived - would've even bothered maintaining Posthuman Blues.


  1. This is an interesting question. The issue with Facebook (ouch!) and Twitter is that it's rather restricted to the spontaneous expository with no real substance of site. A blog, on the other hand, has weight - an existence of procession with history that may be browsed at one's leisure.

    Not having known Mac, I'd have hoped he would have continued to maintain Posthuman Blues as a work in progress.

  2. Oh, I don't know, BG... We hail from a generation for which talk was not as cheap. I know Mac secretly despaired at the direction the internet was going... with most intellectual discourse getting left in the dust as readers headed for the fast lane.

    No, I think faced with the present "0 Comment" flagged blog wasteland currently in view, Mac would've gradually eased off blogging - and I think he already was doing so in 2009 - and concentrated more on his writing. Which would have been a good thing - he had a lot to offer.