The Internet and vanity are no strangers. The eminently mockable vanity inherent in the self-revealing ”personal home pages” of the 1990s — I admit it, I had one on Geocities – can be found once again on MySpace, FaceBook, and personal blogs. But unlike in the 1990s, our vanity is really getting in the way of a really lively, intelligent discourse. Too many people would rather pretend to be broadcasters, which they’ll never be interesting enough to be, than find a neutral ground in which to exchange ideas and engage in a good old-fashioned dialogue. Let’s bring back the discussion list!
UPDATE: Digg this!