Everybody's Talkin'

Feelings Had

Last night during a discourse on the state of the Internet—a subject on which I am uniquely qualified to hold forth, being one of those "pioneers" who conveniently disregards all the people who were there before him while simultaneously gazing with derision on anyone who came after, even if it was a matter of months—I tried without success to identify the moment at which the whole thing switched over from being an elective medium to a compulsory one, by which I mean where once you could quite plausibly admonish complainants with the maxim, "If you are unhappy with what you're seeing it is your own fault because of who [...]