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Korrektiv: the Secret Diary Part of Today’s Internet, or Jazz in the ’80s, or both?

0015e195_mediumKen: We are now 20 years into the World Wide Web. That’s like from Elvis to the Sex Pistols, or Chuck Berry to Hotel California. What was good that we lost, and what was bad that we lost, and where is the secret diary part of the Internet today, the equivalent to zines or underground radio?

Tony: We lost the blogosphere. It was vibrant and rich and ever changing and filled with interesting design and BlogAds and PayPal and Amazon wishlists. That’s pretty much gone. Today it feels like jazz in the ’80s compared to jazz in the ’50s. Those who are doing it know that this isn’t the time to be doing it. But either they can’t stop or they’re doing it for the right reasons. That’s the good thing, if you’re blogging in 2013 you’re probably doing it out of love—certainly not for audience or money. So that’s good.

“Certainly not for audience or money.” Well, we’ve got that part down.



  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    ARPA Net just hasn’t been the same since they started letting in the riff-raff.

  2. Hurrah! I’m a success in a kind of poor and unnoticed sort of way.


  3. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    All in all, you’re just a-

    -nother link to The Awl….

  4. Someone make There’s A Darkness stop singing “You Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”. Please.

  5. Well, I got my daughter and niece in Australia to start reading us… Doesn’t that count for something?


  6. I think it’s always good to have people in Australia reading and hopefully commenting on your blog because then you can think about how when you’re reading something they may have written it tomorrow and that when you are freezing here, it is summer there and how weird that is and it can keep you awake at night.


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