Goodbye Cruel Blog
Greetings from Taiwan! I came here last week to give a talk about "C'Dent, the Acmeism and Everyone" at the 2010 OSDC.tw. It has been a wonderful time of reconnecting with old friends, making new friends, solidifying old projects and learning new things about computers, society and living. I feel more alive than I have in a long time. So alive, that I actually feel compelled to blog about it.
Here's the rub... I haven't blogged at all since the last OSDC I attended in Paris, October 2009. A lot of blog worthy stuff has happened since then. I've been tempted to blog about this stuff, but when my fingers get near the keyboard, I realize that I really don't like blogging at all.
Blogging is about having to make up a cohesive story about something interesting to you, and mark that story in a point in time. Tweeting runs in the opposite direction... a couple words about what's on tv. Wikis are closer to what I usually want; write a new addition or revision to a concept that I write about all the time. But wikis have problems in conveying exactly what it is on my mind (about this old subject) at this new point in time.
I've decided that this will be my last traditional blog post ever. The trip to Taiwan has redoubled my desire to write to the world about many many things, and very often. But you'll no longer find them in this crappy blog. I'll keep this crappy blog somewhere for posterity but everything new will be in a system that supports my ideals.
I have to point out a piece of delicious irony here... When I logged into Blogger to write this final post, I saw this message saying that they were completely dropping their FTP blog publishing from existence on May 1st, 2010. This is the technique that my (old, crappy) blog uses. It looks like picked the perfect time to quit blogging!
I have so much to say to you, dear world, about so many things. I won't do it all here in this final post. I will do it later today in my new xlog (I just can't say the "B" word again).