Posted by: Fiona Skye | 31 October 2009

There’s nothing to see here…

Yet. There will be soon, though. Very soon, in fact. It’s only a matter of time before I’m struck by a thought that absolutely must get recorded for anyone and everyone to read, digest, and regurgitate. That’s what the internet’s all about, anyway. Ideas conceived of by Joe Schmoe of Sheboygan, WI, get spread around blogs and Twitter and MySpace and Facebook like the plague. Pretty soon Mr Schmoe’s idea has spawned thousands of sub-ideas and has become a meme, a thing that everyone knows about and talks about, kinda like LOLcats or All You Are Base Are Belong To Us. And then… Well, then Mr Schmoe’s wishing he’d have patented his idea because he’d be rolling in the money now. Pretty soon, Mr Schmoe’s trolling the forums, screaming at people, “I INVENTED THAT!” and he gets banned from Slashdot and Fark, thus ending a brief, but brilliant and storied career in meme-creation.

What the hell was I saying? Oh, yes. There’s nothing to see here yet. But there will be.


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