Internet: The Banquet

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I have been thinking about why we pour our heart out onto the web for “nothing”.  The reality is it is not for nothing.  We are all seeking something in exchange for our efforts as as abstract as that something may be.

You are putting something onto the Internet Table in order to take something from the Internet Table.

If you are not working for remuneration, you are advertising.  You are seeking intangibles that–in some way–will lead to a transaction.  You are creating a brand.

All the “OpenSource”.  All the blogs, all the webpages, all the sites, all the comments, all the games–everything–is about building your brand.

It is about “You, Incorporated”.

You want to ultimately acquire the world you want.

You want to rule your world.

There is a word for it: “Anarchy”

You each have no leader, but yourself.  Yet we work together in Synergy.

We are working toward a world of the Independent Global Professional.

If you are not selling something, you are advertising something.

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3 Responses to “Internet: The Banquet”

  1. Adelaide Says:

    This reminds me so much of TIME’s article and how they nominated the person of the year: “YOU”.

  2. Andrew Eglinton Says:

    I agree to the principle that every action on the Internet leads to some form of reaction – tangible or not. I disagree that the intent or outcome is intrinsically economic. In addition to building a platform to sustain material life, we are building the Internet as an alternative biosphere in which ‘passive’ existence, i.e. without recourse to transaction, is increasingly possible.


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