Where do you find acceptance?

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“Where do you find acceptance? For your ideas? For the secret notions you have for who you really want to be? Or think you are? Who are the friends, family or co-workers who are most accepting of your true self? And how do they demonstrate their acceptance?

Never had a home for my own, only for rent, they can cancel that weekly. But my home is where I have a typewriter or a PC / notebook. It is not important, that a house-owner accepts my writing. But it is important, that me and myself are accepting my writing and thinking, and some friends in reality and some in the cyberspace / blogosphere. I like to get continuously their feedbacks :

typewriter's time is gone?

A tribute to humanity

one of my book reviews for amazon: About YOU ARE NOT A GADGET by Jaron Lanier, January 30, 2010:

Yes, Facebook or Twitter, Flickr and MySpace are mostly too shallow, youtube steals the profit of the musicians, sometimes a rotten crowd romps in the forums, mocking and taking advantage of the anonymity. But Web 2.0 has its good sides nevertheless. That knows Web 2.0 co-founder Jaron Lanier. First, it has freed us from the passivity of television consumption. With Wikipedia a very useful community work was created: But unfortunately wikipedia hides the personal handwriting and identity of a writer or philosopher. The author of the book “YOU ARE NOT A GADGET” stresses that it is characteristic of creative people to withdraw once a while to think up new projects in the obtained concentration. So you should not be rushed by quantity requirements, following the ever-presence required if you want guarantees to be continuously on the front page of Google or similar search engines. The currently existing technology allows anonymous lynching in forums (but others have now installed moderators to limit this). The principle that the most recent entry is ranking usually very high, makes flattening overproduction. But there are also web page programming, which cut short the priority of the chronology and sort by other criteria. It is a question of the dignity of the creative, that individual people do not come under the wheels of the requested over-production-activity. What has begun as an epochal opportunity should not pull intelligent societies into the dumbing down. I think we will manage that, and already there are plenty of the Web 2.0-users on their way to work with thoughtfulness …
originally uploaded in German language:
Ja, Facebook oder Twitter, Flickr oder Myspace sind meistenteils zu flach, youtube klaut den Musikern den Profit, in Foren tummelt sich manchmal eine miese Meute, höhnisch die Anonymität ausnutzend. Aber das Web 2.0 hat auch seine guten Seiten. Das weiß auch sein Mitbegründer Jaron Lanier. Zunächst hat es uns aus der Passivität des Fernseh-Konsums befreit. Mit Wikipedia ist ein sehr brauchbares Gemeinschaftswerk entstanden: Allerdings zeigt so ein digitaler Lexikon-Klotz nicht gerade die persönliche Handschrift eines Literaten oder Philosophen. So betont Lanier, dass es charakteristisch für kreative Menschen ist, sich einmal eine Weile zurückzuziehen, um in der gewonnenen Konzentration neue Projekte zu ersinnen. Sie können sich also nicht hetzen lassen von Quantitäts-Anforderungen oder von der ständig geforderten Präsenz, die den Platzerhalt sichert auf den vorderen Seiten von google oder ähnlichen Suchmaschinen. Da hat er mal wieder recht. Die zur Zeit bestehende Technologie ermöglicht anonyme Lynchjustiz in Foren (andere aber haben mittlerweile Moderatoren eingebaut, die das begrenzen). Das Prinzip, dass der jeweils neueste Eintrag zählt, verführt zur verflachenden Überproduktion. Es gibt aber auch Webseiten-Programmierungen, die den Vorrang der Chronologie aushebeln und nach anderen Kriterien sortieren. Es geht also darum, die Würde des schöpferischen, individuellen Menschen nicht unter die Räder der geschaffenen Betriebsamkeit kommen zu lassen. Was als epochale Chance begann, soll die Gesellschaften nicht in die Verdummung zerren. Ich denke, das kriegen wir schon hin, es sind genügend im Web 2.0 unterwegs, die mit Nachdenklichkeit zu Werke gehen – und sich zum Beispiel dieses Buch zu Herzen nehmen.

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

5 responses to “Where do you find acceptance?

  1. Kristin Brænne



  2. Beautifully written and the typewriter in the snow is touching…. I love that shot and your poetic writing. 🙂


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