I really liked the essay "404 Page Not Found" by Kate Wagner, on how the internet has become an ouroboros that feeds on itself and crushes creativity.

My tiny blog post about it, which includes a link to the essay: humming-rain.com/2019/01/08/40

Direct link to the essay: thebaffler.com/salvos/404-page


@hummingrain I always thought Kate was older than me. Turns out she’s a few years younger (a very common thing I’m finding with Internet personalities these days)

I’m nowhere near as engaged with online culture or writing as Kate, but I’d love to read a rebuttal that argues that impermanence of recorded experience is the natural state of humanity and to use this instead of the Potemkin amnesia of EU privacy laws to erase your embarrassing middle school posts.

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