Thursday, February 9, 2012


It's time to rededicate this blog to its original purpose, which is ... well, it's not just posting a lot of random drivel that crosses my mind. (We have Twitter for that.) It should be carefully planned drivel, the kind that makes you stop and think. And I hope what you're thinking is not "Well, that was a complete waste of time."

I think a blog is supposed to build community or some such crap. It's a place where like-minded and not-so-like-minded individuals can engage in civil discourse on whatever topic the blogger dictates unilaterally.

And speaking of like-minded, how about Facebook going all public? They figure the company is worth $100 billion. And the only asset they have is your personal information. That's right. They know how many pink pigs you have in Farmville, and how many mafiosi you've rubbed out, and what words you've exchanged with friends.   All 800 million of you.

That means that your personal information is worth, on average, $125 per person.  So how much is Mark Zuckerberg giving you?

Let me announce here that I'm starting a new social network.  You can join and provide as much or as little personal information as you like.  But for every piece of information you disclose, you'll get a share in the company.  So when we go public, you'll get something for your trouble!

Anyway, where was I?

Oh, yeah.  The blog thing.  Well, I hope you like it.

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