Tuesday, June 01, 2004
A year or two ago when I first heard of Blogs, I was definitely skeptical. Guess what? I still am. I guess they're sort of a diary of the Information Age, but who am I communicating with??? I have myself and my rants to keep me warm I suppose, but it still seems rather cold and impersonal. Wait...it might be just a new form of waiting for the mail...waiting for someone to comment on my blog. My wife Lynn can't quite understand when we are at my parent's house, why the mail delivery is such a big thing. I don't know why either, but it was always an event and we rushed out to get the mail, sometimes before the mail person left the driveway. Was it usually bills and junk mail? Yes. But it was communication with the outside world, and I think that's why we looked forward to it. It was like getting a pseudo Christmas present 6 days a week, all to good old Rural Route 1, 46341. I see something similar with Blogs and the Information Age in general. Delivery of a new kind of mail and the great feeling that someone is sending you something. As I live farther and farther from R.R.1 46341 these days, it seems even more special to get communications from the outside world, and if a Blog helps that happen...I guess it's a good thing.
Posted by Tom Hamann at 9:39 PM