Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cheers to the End

I think I pushed the concept of a blog way beyond its expiry date (blog flogging).  It has been amazing that Internet Social Concepts have always had a short lifespan.  I started with Usenet, got myself in tremendous trouble, and then it died under truckloads of spam.  Then I read practically every novel I would want to read.  Then came Wikipedia, until it became frozen.  I did the Knol thing (quick death!).  I've put up videos on Youtube, and had years of blogging.  The last two have died under commercial exploitation.  I never did Facebook, which was designed from the beginning to harvest privacy.

I shall wait for the next thing, with great expectations.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wtf was that all about? Lol

Harold Asmis said...

I'm really doing it this time. All my hits are marketing bots, trying to sell to me.

crf said...

Well, I liked your blog. Not everything about it, of course: your opinions on things you knew quite a lot about (earthquakes, AECL) were of a higher quality than things about which I think you knew less. But, that's a blog for you. At least you knew SOMETHING at an expert level, which is an amazing rarity in the blogosphere.)

Maybe I liked it because it reinforces my pessimistic impressions, gleaned from the experience of close family members, that too many areas of Canada's knowledge-base are going to suffer when the first wave of boomers either drop-out-in-disgust, retire or die. In the public or private sector, armies of bureaucratic box-tickers reporting to a very important central-control is not a method to usefully guide the activities of smart people.

I hope you find something fun and useful to do!

happy-happy!
joy-joy!

Harold Asmis said...

Thank you.

Civdis said...

I too will miss your blog. I check it daily and find it interesting (the earthquake and geophysics parts). You brought a refreshing opinion to these areas of science.

Harold Asmis said...

Well, I'm still getting 1000 hits a day from the botnets.

Harold Asmis said...

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