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sharpenin’ stones, walkin’ on coals

The following are excerpts from a recent conversation I had on GTalk with a friend from high school.

jeff:
hey nellis which is more important, as a businessman in the field:
google or digg

nellis:
Google

jeff:
followup: which will be more important in ten years

nellis:
Unless everything goes horribly wrong Google

jeff:
yeah that’s about what i thought

nellis:
Although in all honesty they might both not exist

jeff:
that’s true i suppose too

nellis:
Google probably won’t go anywhere though

jeff:
but which will be more important on the internet, smart searches or community search recommendation whatever

nellis:
Google I imagine

jeff:
yeah
i think this museum blog i’m reading is really overselling social content

nellis:
It is affected by recentism

jeff:
yes
but even in that i feel like they use facebook or whatever far more than i do
i will admit i do not use digg/reddit because they are usually useless and stumbleupon because the interface is terrible but even then i don’t think i feel a need to

nellis:
Yeah I mean honestly
Whenever I am bored enough to want something interesting
I still go to Fark
Fuck all this web 2.0

jeff:
yeah
haha man fark
i have not been there in ages
i mean i basically use a few forums for the same purpose
but none of this drop-down flash applet gradient shaded bullshit

nellis:
Ha
I hear you

jeff:
facebook’s a neat experiment in this i guess
changing the interface to change how you interact with it
it’s not about making an amusing profile any more

nellis:
As much as some of us may want it to be
Honestly Facebook is becoming less and less attractive to me

jeff:
yeah
i have basically all but stopped using it
occasionally i get tagged in some pictures or whatever but it’s not a go-to timekiller
http://reachadvisors.typepad.com/museum_audience_insight/2009/01/technology-and-museums.html

nellis:
Man this is not surprising at all
People always think young people love technology
It is not true
In fact, young people know how to use technology and dislike it
Whereas old people love technology but cannot figure it out

jeff:
especially not poorly-implemented technology
and outdated technology

nellis:
rofl “audio tours”

jeff:
e.g. the interactive exhibits at the national air and space museum
they are all from 1995 or so

nellis:
I am reminded of rage corp dot tee kay
TECH-NO-LO-GY

jeff:
they all have trackballs and graphics that look like math blasters or something

nellis:
Man but seriously it is not just outdated technology

jeff:
will the youths who use technology enjoy this? no

nellis:
Who loves the Nintendo Wii
Old people
Who loves Twitter
Old people

jeff:
is shaq old

nellis:
Yes

jeff:
yeah i guess so

nellis:
Well
Shaq is on the edge
But on the old side
Fucking Oprah man, she is old

jeff:
does she twitter

nellis:
All these assholes on Twitter
Yes man
She Twittered on her TV show
It was a thing

jeff:
good lord

nellis:
I know right
How anyone can Twitter and respect themselves in 2Q 2009 is beyond me

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