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Hah! So! Wouldn’t you know the first time in a long time I decide to write a series, website issues lock me out of my account so “tune in tomorrow” sits there for days. No, I didn’t forget. Here’s reason two that intelligent debate is impossible on the internet…

The Internet Alphabet

What’s the internet alphabet? A, Z. The end. Either a person believes A, or they believe Z. There’s no in between. If a person says they’re opposed to A, that must mean they love Z (even if they’re more M or K).

A long time ago I wrote an article about a song by a “family friendly” artist. Immediately I was accused of hating non-mainstream music, and loving only hardcore rap and angry depressing music full of swear-words and sex. As it turns out, I don’t hate non-mainstream music, and I prefer upbeat alternative and/or classic rock. But not on the internet. One song. A or Z.

But I see a future where one day the whole alphabet will exist on the ‘net. H’s, I’s, J’s, P’s, Q’s, all discussing in harmony.


But then I guess it’s not news, after all, the internet’s not terribly kind to language in general…

6 Responses to “Intelligent debate is impossible on the internet, part 2”

  1. on 02 Dec 2008 at 10:42 pm Mac

    Why do you hate lolcats?

  2. on 02 Dec 2008 at 10:49 pm Karen

    I don’t hate lolcats! I just don’t think they’re a shining example of proper use of English.

  3. on 09 Dec 2008 at 2:01 am ardie

    A round of applause for Mac’s fine example of the “Internet Alphabet”.

  4. on 09 Dec 2008 at 2:05 am Karen

    Aww ardie, you should have kept it going, it would have been awesome. We could have had like, three or four pages of arguments and the translator could have been called in or something.

    Nothing would be more fitting :)

  5. on 09 Dec 2008 at 2:47 pm ardie

    Oh, but I just had to say it! 😀

  6. on 14 Jan 2009 at 11:46 pm c062588527

    Looks like interesting completely

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