Wednesday, August 25

pitchforks & torches, people

So I had planned to write about the psychological atmosphere of Boulder in the dying weeks of summer, and about a book called One Hundred Poems from the Chinese, and some other things I forget.

Instead, I got into some kind of idiotic political argument on Facebook.

I want to ask you to think about something for a second.

Have you ever read the comments on a YouTube video? If you haven't, you won't understand what I'm talking about, so go ahead and find a video you like over there - something that really inspires or delights you would be best - and then scroll down a bit.

Ok, now I want you to imagine a world where everything you ever do in your entire life has a YouTube comment section attached to it. Think really hard about what that would be like.

That right there, friends, that is the world that Mark Zuckerberg is trying to build for you.