Youtube cerca 1994

More people should attempt to recreate the past. This is a whole new kind of reenactment. I hope civial war reenactors pick this up soon too.

Alice Marwick’s ROFLcon Talk on Internet Fame

One day I want to be cool and know what cons to go to before I just hear about it after the fact. I knew about ROFLcon long long ago and mostly wrote it off. I was clearly greatly mistaken and now the “golden years” are most likely over and next year will suck (I have yet to go to a con where “last year was better” isn’t the number one thing people say). I’m so bitter I should move to Pennsylvania.

What was I posting about? Oh yeah this talk about Internet Fame is an awesome critique of internet culture as a whole as well as how celebrity has changed over the years. I love that it’s all in a .txt file.

"I want to create a new taxonomy of modern internet fame. This is important because otherwise we end up lumping gothic fetish models and Michael Arrington in the same bucket. Which is gross." hand-codes its HTML hand-codes its HTML. Why in the world is this so news worthy? I hear the Times also pays writers for stories and the sky is blue.

My best guess is that this might be the crossover moment for non web organizations. To date when most people think of web designers they think of dreamweaver. Perhaps now companies will start demanding hand coding designers. But who knows.