Replied to Indieweb musings by Graham
Words first, I like the motto!  I’ve been doing my personal wiki as plain text only, pure brain dump, and really enjoying it that way.  I also like the idea of being able to wget a site.  The wiki I’ve got all the content in a git repo too – I like the idea of someone being able to clone it, or at least cherry pick bits they want.
Just started reading The Shallows (strapline: ‘How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember’) by Nicholas Carr. Enjoying it a lot so far.

He has mentioned HyperCard, Marshall McLuhan and how neurons work. So this is all relevant to my interests.

Finished Dune off the other night. It was a bit Shakespearian, duelling families, noble characters, sweeping arcs of history and all that. Soliloquys. I did enjoy it and finished it off quickly. But on reflection I can’t say I really actually *liked* any of the characters very much. Interesting yes, do I care what happens to them, not so much.

On the plus side I can watch the David Lynch film now.

I’m about two thirds of the way through Dune.  Still well written but all this stuff about the machinations of Fremen culture and Paul going off his nut and having visions all the time, I’m finding a bit less compelling plot-wise.  Also I don’t like things that are underground or in caves.  Makes me feel claustrophobic.

I like East Coker by TS Eliot. I don’t think I understand it all. But I like it.

“Home is where one starts from. As we grow older
The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated
Of dead and living. Not the intense moment
Isolated, with no before and after,
But a lifetime burning in every moment
And not the lifetime of one man only
But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.”