Tuesday, January 08, 1985
Gee, I wonder if this Arpanet thing will ever catch on. Right now it’s pretty lonely—just a bunch of DoD programmers and contractors, so far as I can see. But it’s really cool all the same. Sometimes I think it could almost be like an “invisible web” that can link computer users worldwide, just like in Neuromancer. That would rock.
I don’t know if anyone will ever read this, but now that I have this amazing Leading Edge computer of my very own, I might as well keep a journal on it. Sort of like a “log” of my thoughts, grad-school notes, and comments on events of the day. (Christ, that was the most depressing election I can imagine. I’m seriously thinking of moving to Canada!) I could call it a “Bérubé Log,” or “blog,” for short. No one would know what the hell I’m talking about. But then, that happens all the time anyway.
So Godspeed, my humble blog! May you someday find a sympathetic reader, or perhaps attract the notice of some kind of futuristic cyberspace casino operator or diet-drug merchant.