The Internet brings immediacy to writing

· The Power of Many

Speaking of manifestoes (manifestoi?), here’s the crux of a brief manifesto about how participating in Usenet had affected my writing style which I posted to alt.usenet.manifestoes back in 1995:

After launching myself that first time off the edge of the branch into usenet, writing in an immediate way, closer to real speech in all its
burlesque baroque improv potential, it has now become painful for me to craft these laborious tech-writing sentences I sell, all of which might as well say “press F7” … even thinking of it drags the sentence down.