The Internet hasn’t given me a thick skin, because I already had one. I think women are better suited to dealing with commenters than men because we have the experience of having been eighth grade girls. No troll in the comments will ever have as intimate an understanding of all your insecurities as your teenage best friends, so the trolls have no idea what scabs to pick. Men seem more wounded by mean comments, and they expect you to be, too, saying stuff like, “I can’t believe the comments on your post! They’re so personal!” And then you look and it’s like someone calling you “a feminazi with bad hair.” And you think, Are you kidding? I have great hair.
im just gonna be really upfront. Please don’t get offended because I mean no disrespect. Im just gonna lay my cards on the table. This is what I want from you….
I want to take you out a date and make all of the guys jealous because i’m with the hottest girl in the building. Then I want to take you out to a restaurant and order your food for you because Im just alpha like that.
Then I want you to give me a blowjob while im driving home. When we get back to the house, I want to take a bubble bath with you while we listen to the soulful sounds of Adele.
Then I want to dry you off, carry you to the bed, lotion your body and screw your brains out for 3-4 hours. I want you to scream so loud that my neighbors call the police because they think we’re having a domestic dispute
Historian John Naughton describes the Internet as an attempt to answer the following question: How do you design a network that is “future proof”–that can support the applications that today’s inventors have not yet dreamed of? The solution was to devise a network of networks that would not be biased in favor of any particular application. The Internet’s creators didn’t want the network architecture–or any single entity–to pick winners and losers. Because it might pick the wrong ones. Instead, the Internet’s open architecture pushes decision-making and intelligence to the edge of the network–to end users, to the cloud, to businesses of every size and in every sector of the economy, to creators and speakers across the country and around the globe. In the words of Tim Berners-Lee [nb: no relation to the host of this blog], the Internet is a “blank canvas”–allowing anyone to contribute and to innovate without permission.