The internet is what we make it
Just a thought from 8 July 2003 about .

If the internet is shit, then this site is just another festering turd. Not that I disagree with everything - the net was over-hyped and some perspective is in order. But how exactly does adding another site to the web to kvetch about it solve the problem?

Complaining is easy, in any medium. Making beauty, creating something important, telling stories, connecting people ... that's the hard part. And the worthwhile part. And the part that some of us (myself included) have been trying to do for years.

If the anonymous author of internetisshit.org really believes his own rant, maybe he should stop pretending that his shit doesn't stink, and go out there and make something worthwhile.

This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page is an individual entry called “The internet is what we make it” that I wrote on 8 July 2003.

Before this, I wrote a little something called “Knowing spam update 2” on 8 July 2003. After this, I wrote “Sutro sunset” on 8 July 2003.

Knowing spam update 2
So ten days ago I signed up with KnowSpam. In that time, it's snared 12,334 spam messages for me. That...
8 July 2003

Sutro sunset
Our flight to Vancouver treated us to a stupendous sunset over a blanket of fog around Sutro Tower. Update:...
8 July 2003

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Working the web since 1995, Derek Powazek is the creator of many award-winning websites, a couple of which still exist. Derek is the cofounder of JPG Magazine and the CCO of 8020 Publishing. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred. More »

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