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Cyberspace Etiquette and the Anonymous Self September 27, 2007

Posted by olywood in society.
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The worst part of being a writer (alright, self-aggrandising blogger) is dealing with artists and musicians.
And I don’t mean to imply that artists and musicians make difficult human beings, well a great deal of them do but that’s moving slightly past the point.
I’m talking about those moments where some digital-media- terrorist or audio visual insurgent manages to condense all your toiled theorising and doubled over hypotheses into one moment-defining strum of a guitar. Or worse yet; a perfectly executed illustration which manages to encapsulate as much as it evokes – “That says it all, that.”
And when it does, the writer has to shut up because everything has literally already been said.

So in place of what would have been today’s over wrought article on the break down of communication in cyberspace (which you wouldn’t have enjoyed anyway) here’s a picture i came across by a bloke called John Gabriel who’s going to do all the talking for me…



1. Joseph - September 28, 2007

Ha ha ha. This is very Hilarious and sad simultaneously. Also an universal truth. Some people do think that their anonymity give them the license to be an ….

2. Simon - October 8, 2007

Surely artists and musicians are the least anonymous people on the internet.

3. olywood - October 8, 2007

I think you might have mis-read the article Simon, that wasnt really suggested or implied.
Rather the point was, im slightly jealous of artists and their ability to summarise a laboured point, or what *would* be a laboured point in the written form.

4. oxiftRip - August 3, 2008

Thanks !

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