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[12 May 2017 | DC> Dear Inurnet, anchor us plowin' thru edits (by hand) of what we now callin' A Log Raft Manifest (or may-b Logging A Raft Manifest) .. ether weigh we wand 2 inkloot Geek idea of logos .. knot 2 menshun th cunnection w/ logging in Oregone, watt hour raft = made of, not just litteruley si/no meta4ickly (cumposed of dream logs) how come no hay point in mustering to make ¢ense of nada ..

bootstrapping a loggin' rail rode bridge made of logs in Oregone

input-wise we ride th rails of The Medium is the Massage: an inventory of effects by Marshall McLuhan + Quentin Fiore .. knot th type of book u read so much as peruse in kind .. a hodge podge of imedges (pre∫umably sorced by Fiore) + McLuhan's ideas + quotes taken from udders .. tickles us to think udder folk mite 1 day read our Raft in mulch th same weigh, let th medium massage + make a mess on u, rather then inform u outright in strait 4word linear fascistion .. u kin sol plant seeds + water, th rest comes from inherent code them harbor .... 5 deckaids later + McLuhan's massage hits dead on:

«Electrical information devices for universal, tyrannical womb-to-tomb surveillance are causing a very serious dilemma between our claim to privacy and the community's need to know. The older, traditional ideas of private, isolated thoughts and actions—the patterns of mechanistic technologies—are very seriously threatened by new methods of instantaneous electric information retrieval, by the electrically computerized dossier bank—that one big gossip column that is unforgiving, unforgetful and from which there is no redemption, no erasure of early "mistakes". We have already reached a point where remedial control, born out of knowledge of media and their total effects on all of us, must be exerted.»

Kin sole imadgene watt McLuhan wood of thunk of u, dear Inurnet + current technologies .. probly like us heed beecomb mo + mo sickened by ∀ll th idiots walking round heads in their dumb phones not watching where they going, unaware of surroundings, oblivious to th dogs they walk, ignoring th loved 1s they set @ dinner with, just fucking sad state of th world rite now IMHO. A.N. Whitehead saw IT coming o'er 100+ yrs ago: «The major advances in civilization are processes that all but wreck the societies in which they occur.» + b4 this same ol shit back to th days of Gutenberg ..

Haha + McLuhan figgerd he lived in modurn times of instant publishing! 50 yrs ladder we scan his book to post to Inurnet .. instant steal! Mush as we agree w/ his messedge (4 mass age), th book carrys an offensive copyright (by a Jerome Angel (who «produced» th book)) .. ditto hippocritto " "

He also quotes John Cage @ length: «The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.» Cage walk'd his talk womb-2-tomb.

+ John Dewey (who he quotes in backword text so u got to read in a mirhorror (or like us git accustombed to reading + riding backwoods)): «Those who write the anatomy of experience then suppose that these divisions inhere in the very constitution of human nature.»

+ off corse he goes on about th 4-(f)author (by way of his Wake) of our Raft: «The west shall shake the east awake. [Walk] while ye have the nights for morn...» [we also reading The Blue Cliff Record @ th moment wondering if Joyce appropirated this line from them zen-masters: «When someone in the eastern house dies, someone of the western house joins in the mourning.» [tho writ b4 «th west» eve n ∃xist'd]]

.... tho we aint so aurally inklined as Joyce, to th contrary in reading Raft u bedder off putting yo eyes in place of yo ears.

reading McLuhan tho confirms our suspicions about «social media» .. weave long sints quit ∀ll that nonsense xcept Twitter we wint back on in th name of Calamari .. bud seems hippocrisis to partake even to just post ~1x a week .. if «we shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us» then by adapting yourself to the medium (cunstreining yo'self to 140-char wridings) u loose yo'self + start tocking like th likes of Trumpf (u can thank Twitter for winning th election 4 him) .. more + mo' IT beecombs a cesspool of negative rants for right-wing freaks + attn seekers .. let 'em halve it + circle jerk w/ themselves .. so adios Twitter, we kin no longer subscribe w/ a clear conscience, time bedder spent Ls where ..

+ speaking of Drumpf + Russia's involvement in cyber-rigging th election, McLuhan had some choice forshadowing words likening th cold war to an information war:

.. aint nada changed, wheel stick to books published 50+ yrs ago .... looking 4word to McLuhan's new post-humourous 1 his son put together of The Lost Tetrads.

messedging th tedium of B'Timor harbore in th mass age of social media

+ we aint dissing u, dear Inurnet, jus wat b-comes of u, specially in this mass age of net neutrality .. tho in ∀ll this—th decline of TV, Inurnet, movies, etc.—th big souprize = series rock now .. seems ∀ll th talent + d-sent artists (@ least far as writers + actors) work now on cereal shows, like Leftovers, Black Mirror, Westworld, etc. even series w/ cunventional themes (Narcos, Billions, Homeland, The Americans, Better Call Saul, Fargo) = good junk food 4 thought ....

.. so now we floading free + untetethered mo' ever than b4 .. nary even link'd to Inurnet cuz we dont pay our dues to th gatekeepers .. witch suits us fine to dadastream our mined ..


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