(2003 to 2005)

Dear Internet

Wed Aug 4 03:03:00 UTC+1000 2004


Dear Internet,

Just writing to let you know that I thought it would be cool to head up blog entries with 'Dear Internet'.

Traditionally when writing stuff to 'no one in particular' in a 'personal memoir' such as, say, a 'diary', one might have begun with “Dear Diary”.

The motivation for this is that it is clear who you are writing to. Or, at least, it is clear that you are 'not writing to yourself' (even though you really are (which just goes to prove how entirely wacko people really are)). Addressing the message to the fictitious 'diary' allows you to focus on what it is that you want to say, and not on 'how you should say it'.

Anyway, I think “Dear Internet” will be a good, mildly humorous and altogether appropriate way to head up some of the content on this blog.

What makes blogs cooler than diaries is that no amount of decadence, insanity, or arrogance will rock your diary. ;)


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