Over the past year my blog has suffered with a post drought and I thought I would finally address this as I have no intention of taking down my site just because it’s not being updated.
The simple truth is I have had nothing much to say, I mean that in the best of ways, I believe over the past years I have said everything I need to say on the subjects that are dear to my heart. Thoughts have no sell by date, so even if you discover this site 5 years from now what I have written with still be valid.
I have been on the web since 93 over that time I have seen some great and not so great changes, for me the internet started out as a exciting wild frontier and has become a sterile shopping mall . Sure I use the internet like most to buy products that can no longer be found in real shops (remember them), I stream music and movies, but apart from that the web holds no real interest for me. I’d rather have a real world conversation, shop in real stores and despite being one of those crazy digital art pioneers I now really rather touch, create and view real world Art.
If I’m honest the web/tech has failed to enhance ‘real’ life. Sure technology is wonderful but I dislike how it has invaded every aspect of our life. The tech end game over the past years has become more and more apparent to me, I don’t like it much and if i can I will refuse to be a part of it.
I once told all the film photographers I new that digital would kill film dead, they all laughed and told me it would never happen. I told friends and family that Cd’s and DVD’S would become thing of the past and they just rolled their eyes. In many ways in the last 20 years the world has changed more than in the last 100, when I reflect on the changes I can’t say it has often been for the better.
Yes the internet and technology has connected the world more than ever before, but at the same time it has eroded human contact and destroyed lifestyles and cultures. Times are changing and nothing I say will stop it, for the program is set in motion. That is why I have nothing left to say because my views on life are out of step with the majority who just go along with whatever is deemed to be ‘right’. Next year I will be 50 and I already feel as alienated from the world as my father did at 70. I’m a politically incorrect dinosaur, who spends most of his time getting angry at stupid politicians and those that believe a homogenised culture is the way to go.
I have long since given up trying to impress or inform others. I guess reading this it may sound like I’m a very unhappy man, and yes some days can appear very black to me, but in truth most of the time I feel very happy, free and content with my lot. It is true I embraced tech and the web long before others, I must confess at times I was obsessed by it. I’m happy to admit I got my priorities very wrong, for me now the real world is where it’s at.
So for now this is me signing off …. who can say if and when will I return, but if I do your be the first to know I promise )
Take care my friends and a big thank you to all who have supported me in all my many ventures on the net over the years.