I'm not entirely certain why I did not hold this opinion long ago. I've certainly been on the internet long enough, and there was no shortage of absolute morons littering it's landscape even back in the "old days". Frankly, I look back and think that things aren't really all that different now than they were five years ago. Sure, there's more marketing, pop-up windows and l33t sp33k. There's a lot more people. On the whole, I think the ratio of people who are tolerable to people who aren't has remained pretty much the same.

Is it because it was something new and exciting? Perhaps. I think my continued presence here has more to do with being unable to find anything my time would be better spent upon than out of any fascination with a revolutionary medium for communication. After all, there's enough ways for people to call each other names and tell dead baby jokes. Who needs another one? No, the real problem here is that I'm happier being miserable but occupied than ecstatic and bored.

So, don't think of this as goodbye or anything. I'll be here for you, baby. At least, as long as something better doesn't come along." />
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Posted 27 November 2002, 9.34 am by The_Roach

Well, darlings, it's finally reached that point with me. I sat back and realized that I now hold the same opinion of the internet that I do with the "real" world: It'd be a whole lot better if there weren't any fucking people on it. There are many folks out there that I truly enjoy the company of. If it comes down to having to take the good with the bad, well... I'm sorry. You've all got to go. The ovens are to the left.

I'm not entirely certain why I did not hold this opinion long ago. I've certainly been on the internet long enough, and there was no shortage of absolute morons littering it's landscape even back in the "old days". Frankly, I look back and think that things aren't really all that different now than they were five years ago. Sure, there's more marketing, pop-up windows and l33t sp33k. There's a lot more people. On the whole, I think the ratio of people who are tolerable to people who aren't has remained pretty much the same.

Is it because it was something new and exciting? Perhaps. I think my continued presence here has more to do with being unable to find anything my time would be better spent upon than out of any fascination with a revolutionary medium for communication. After all, there's enough ways for people to call each other names and tell dead baby jokes. Who needs another one? No, the real problem here is that I'm happier being miserable but occupied than ecstatic and bored.

So, don't think of this as goodbye or anything. I'll be here for you, baby. At least, as long as something better doesn't come along.

Alexander
on 27 November 2002, 6.20 pm
What you're not taking into account are sites like akpcep. The medium is irrelevant - akpcep could just as easily be a radio talk show, newsletter or phone chat. Yes, the internet is full of fucking morons (believe me I've spoken to more than my fare share) and as a whole it is utter toss, but when you find a jewel in the rough, learn something or meet people who you genuinely find interesting or pleasant, it somehow validates it.


Necromanzer
on 28 November 2002, 2.27 am
I don't know whether to find it ironic or simply fitting that I can't stand your company.


The_Roach
on 28 November 2002, 4.13 am
Not certain, Necro, but knowing that does make me feel so much better about my life.


Tagboard
on 28 November 2002, 12.49 pm
"An Error Has Occurred!

The user whose profile you are trying to view does not exist. -- Necromanzer."

Antipathy serves a manifestly utilitarianl purpose: you can't feasibly be friends with everyone you meet - just think how much time Necro and Roach are saving by absolutely loathing one another. In crude Benthamite terms, they're maximizing their utility by saving time spent in pointless antennae-scraping and time-wasting politesse. We can all learn something from that.

Over a sustained, continual period the internet is generally a waste of time unless you're a programmer or a researcher: as an information tool it's second to none, and as a communication tool it's very engaging, but for the rest it's simply so much hot air.

I feel respect for the community at Akpcep, as I had formerly for Community Mono,but I've tried nevertheless tried quitting many times to invest my resources more productively elsewhere; and believe me, Roach, going from 20 post-whoring submissions to day to nothing is extremely difficult. Then again, chain-smoking aside, you're almost certainly a less obsessive, addictive-compulsive personality than me, so you might actually stand a chance.


Sickan
on 28 November 2002, 8.31 pm
I dig - I dig....

Peace


Necromanzer
on 28 November 2002, 11.51 pm
Heh Tag/Am, about the profile disappearing -

1. I haven't had a 'Shed account as Necromanzer for a looong time.
2. Alex changed my staff name to "Acheron"... apparently. I guess I was confusing new users by arguing with myself under different names. We don't want any of THAT here *cough* *cough*.


Alexander
on 29 November 2002, 12.26 am
Yeah, my fault. I didn't realise Necro's grinding shed username was really Acheron.

Acheron - if you login again to your staff account using Acheron as your username with the same password, it will stop showing you as Necromanzer. It's a cookie thing is all.


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