Tuesday 11th April 2006
I’m still trying to get my head around this Blog thing – what is it? what does it do? does it make any money? I think I’m saddled with an outdated worldview governed by economic profit and loss laws. This is ironic really as I wanted to write a book some time ago but I wanted to write a book that was unclassifiable; part autobiography, part philosophy, part cartoon book.. I could imagine the frustration of the librarian attempting to fit it into just one genre.
But of course it would have been a book, at the very least it could have been classified as that – a book, and so it would belong in a library. What I actually should have embraced was the internet and the Blog.. that is unclassifiable. I can put photos on there, cartoons, video clips, artworks; I could even go back to past entries and change them (like all official histories). I’m not sure anyone really knows what a Blog is supposed to be or do.
Here’s a good joke though, which illustrates the power of habitual thinking, my wife was telling me some Blogs have even been turned into books.
Isn’t this a bit like converting a boat into a bridge?