OT: Twitter client for Mac OS X

P. J. Alling webstertwentysix at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 20:32:47 EDT 2009


Bob W wrote:
>>>>>> Twitter seems to me to be instant messaging, without the 
>>>>>> instant, archived to preserve the banality for posterity.
>>>>>>             
>>>>> Someday that Twitter archive could be as fascinating and
>>>>>           
>>>> important as
>>>>         
>>>>> the Vindolanda letters.
>>>>>           
>>>> It will need to be soaked in a cess pit for about 2000 
>>>>         
>> years, first.
>>     
>>> Welcome to the internet.
>>>       
>> Yes but 2000 years?  We'll have much more important things to 
>> spend our electricity on long before then.
>>
>>     
>
> The Vindolanda letters are the Twitterus of the day. "Send more socks, it's
> cold up here. Signed, Biggus Dickus"; "Come to my party. Signed, The CO's
> Wife". If that's not banality I don't know what is. And yet, that's what
> we're interested in. Put on an exhibition about Virgil's Aeneid and you
> could probably count the audience on one hand, but the British people,
> including me, voted the Vindolanda letters the most interesting and
> important historical artifacts we have. That's what Twitter is, too.
>
> Bob
>   
I'd weep for humanity, but I'm laughing too hard...





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