W.L. Dunbar

When I was a kid growing up in the U.S. in the 80s, two of my biggest fears were quicksand and nuclear war with Russia. I’ve mostly gotten over my quicksand fear, but the news this morning is really bringing back the Russian nuclear war issue.

OK, here is my obligatory Hello World post on write.as. Why am I here? Will this platform be any different from Blogger, or Wordpress, or Squarespace – all places that I’ve created blogs and never really used? Sometimes switching things up can spur me to lasting action. Lots of times it’s just “classic wanking”. I do believe that publishing every day can lead to good things (see Austin Kleon or Seth Godin). And, even more appealing, that a well-used blog can serve as a public notebook (blog.laurel.world) or a memex (Cory Doctorow). So, I’ll give it a go and see where it leads.

#blogging #memex