I guess I'm collecting bubble-pricking quotes on all things Web two-dot-oh. First Seinfeld, now David Duchovny in his role as ueber-randy blogger Hank Moody on Californication... Here it is in case you missed it last week:
Henry Rollins (playing a radio show host): What's your latest obsession?
Hank (being interviewed): Just the fact that people seem to be getting dumber and dumber. You know, I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned us basically into four-fingered wank machines. The Internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it's really given us is Howard Dean's aborted candidacy and 24-hour-a-day access to kiddie porn. People...they don't write anymore - they blog. Instead of talking, they text, no punctuation, no grammar: LOL this and LMFAO that. You know, it just seems to me like a bunch of stupid people pseudo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people in a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the King's English.
Henry Rollins: Yet you're part of the problem, I mean you're out there blogging with the best of them.
Hank: Hence my self-loathing.