I’ll admit it: I am a pack-rat. I horde well-written articles (and sometimes websites). I keep them in tabs on Firefox, sometimes by the dozen.
Just like any other pack-rat, when I leave a tab open, I’m always thinking “I’m sure I will find a way to use that soon”. Sometimes I never do, and eventually I have to close the tab (or Firefox quits and refuses to save them for me anyway).
This is not one of those days. These two articles and a website are all great examples about how the Web communicates conversations while it is re-defining us.
- This one speaks to the true intrusion of Gmail into many of our lives.
- This one speaks to the power of the Internet to connect: it is a website where you can pay 30 euros (around 40 US) to have a Palestinian artist tag the dividing wall with any message you like (as long as it is not hateful).
- And this one I found through the Colbert Report–it is Sandra Day O’Connor’s foray into Web-based educational resources on the judiciary. So cool.
So, here are three tabs I can close, what a relief. Speaking of ways the web connects our world and defines it.
“I get a lot of people complaining about my ambiguity, often in cases which there is nothing ambigous at all. As far as I can see, people read it when they were half stoned and listening to the TV. Then they come back and say gee, it’s impossible to figure out what’s going on in a story.” –Gene Wolfe