10/1/2013

A Decade of Decadence

Filed under: — Bravus @ 10:44 am

Tomorrow, January 11, is my boardday. It will be the tenth anniversary of the date I joined the William Gibson Board discussion forum/family.

I’m ‘Bravus’, my ‘nom de web’, over there.

Here’s the most populous section of the board, to give you a sense. Have a look at the post counts in some of the threads… including some I started.

http://williamgibsonboard.com/eve/forums/a/frm/f/2866012481

As of today I have made 16,174 posts…

I’ve met a number of these people in person, but that’s not at all what decides whether or not they’re friends: I have lots of friends who I’ve only ever encountered on the board, too.

It’s been something that has contributed to the development of my thinking over that decade, and I can say quite confidently that I would be a different person today without those friendships and those connections and conversations.

It’s not a mode of communication for everyone, but for me, it’s an amazing way of talking about ideas, which is, IMO, one of the things in which RealLifeTM is all too frequently lacking.

I look forward to many more years…

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