Why I Like Lexie Mountain Better Than Facebook
I got on Facebook, grudgingly, or rather was put there, was corralled there, a couple months ago. I agreed to do it, really, to see what was the fuss.
I got on Facebook and I watched as text collected, piling up on my page, or wall, strewn about like paragraphs after a plane crash, sentences without legs, disembodied phrases, words I wasn't even sure I could identify.
I resisted. I tried to look away. But eventually, I gave in to the assault on the paragraph.
It shall be the hallmark of this yet young century that we shall no longer be forced to bear the burden of entire paragraphs in order to relate to one another, to impart emotion, to document the events of the day, to pass along the wisdom of generations past and to leave for our descendants a record of their past, of their foundation.
Once such lessons were only learned under the weight of voluminous sheafs of paper. The Bible? The Torah? The Lord of the Rings? Those books are huge! Even the Gettysburg Address took minutes and minutes and minutes to deliver. But modern technology allows us to pass along information without such fancy-pants accessories as vowels and punctuation. No longer must we carry our prose around in burlap bags. Why, words will fit inside a pill box so very tidily! As Grg Sntyn sd, those who dnt lrn hstry r doom 2 repeat.
I dunno. Really? I just like to write.
So anyway, the evercool Lexie Mountain is doing an interview project on her blog and asked me to participate. That's what prompted me to start the High Bias interviews, which I'll continue to post here at least through the end of the year. Lexie's'll be coming. She promised.
So, yes, blogs are better than effbooks and tweets. But I will say two things. I don't like how they go bottom-up chronology. And I don't like how if you save a draft, it uses that date as the publish date. I'm sure there's a way to fix that, but figuring out things that are virtual is kind of boring.
(Photo of me with the Lexie Mountain Boys on the back porch at WFMU, taken by Trent Wolbe when the Boys were on my show. Listen to it at here.)