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This has all happened before.... - Morgan Dawn Livejournal:The Here And Now
The Here And Now
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This has all happened before....
From 1995, a letter published in the Southern Enclave,a Star Wars letterzine

"Absolutely, computer bulletin boards are a time sink and decisions must be made, or else the days extended to 48 hours each. Also, the BBS are not places to leave/receive deep and long thoughts. They're great for networking and schmoozing and human contact (yes, I mean human — I've been touched in heart-warming ways by many people on the nets). But the thoughts evaporate and you find yourself repeating yourself every month or so. For fact gathering, they are powerful tools, but for thematic development and thoughtful discourse the BBS are made of teflon."

Rewritten for the dawn of fandom's Livejournal migration (2002):
"Absolutely, LJ is a time sink and decisions must be made, or else the days extended to 48 hours each. Also, LJ is not a place to leave/receive deep and long thoughts.  It is great for multi-fandom exposure and schmoozing and human contact (yes, I mean human — I've been touched in heart-warming ways by many people on LJ even if I don't remember why I added them to my friendslist in the first place). But the thoughts evaporate and you find yourself repeating yourself every week or so. For memes and icons LJ is a powerful tool, but for thematic development and thoughtful discourse LJs are made of teflon."


Rewritten for today (2014):

"Absolutely, Tumblr is a time sink and decisions must be made, or else the days extended to 48 hours each. Also, Tumblr is not  a place to leave/receive deep and long thoughts. It is great for feels and exuberance and human contact (yes, I mean human — I've been touched in heart-warming ways by many people on Tumblr even though I've never interacted with them). But the thoughts evaporate and you find yourself repeating yourself every day or so. For gifsets and screencaps, it is a powerful tool, but for thematic development and thoughtful discourse Tumblr is made of teflon."




 



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catalenamara From: catalenamara Date: July 2nd, 2014 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)
The more things change...
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