dangerous-titles

I subscribe to a blog’s newsletter froma guy called [Geoff Huntley](https://ghuntley.com), and the latest issue just hit my inbox, and I thought he messed up a copy/paste scenario with the title of the newsletter, because it looked like a random command you’d type into the Terminal. It (this issue of the newsletter) was in reference to this command, and how dangerous it is to run via CLI, and how he thinks a lot of stuff will done more securely in the future, etc. It’s a good newsletter, I like it. I just hope no one (out of sheer curiosity) tries to run that command without first reading about it’s dangers in the newsletter, though. nnBut I learned something new, too – about how there was a flood of new Usenet users (from AOL) in September 1993 when AOL opened up access to anyone who had a free trial of AOL, and that the term for the flood of users was called the *Eternal September*, and how it essentially never ended, and more and more and more people came online since September 1993, and the Internet continues on to this day. Fascinating stuff :)nnI wonder if there is a term for everyone – literally everyone who ever lived in history – who remembers the “analog world” before digital (tech) products started to become “the norm” in day-to-day life? nnI *am* aware of the book (or longform article, or whatever it was) called ” The Last Translators”, and how apparently everyone who was born before 1985 are supposed to be able to remember/describe (or *translate*) what the world was, and how it was, and what life was like, pre-Internet. I am also aware that they call this subset of a Generation (or those born between 1977-1985) the “X-ellenials”, or, “The Lucky Ones”, because apparently they (we, I was born in 1983) had an analog (AKA *fun*!) childhood, and then are now experiencing a digital (AKA *easier*!) adulthood due to the prevalence of technology.nnAnd to be honest, if I am being 100% sincere, I would be A-OK with going to an “analog” world again. Not that that ever *would* happen (it certainly *could* happen – nothing lasts forever in terms of…anything). I mean…yea, it was nice when I didn’t know *everything* about *everyone* and had 24/7 overwhelm with “what can I research next?”, and “oh, I can do XYZ thing(s) online and just give me an Internet connection and I’m golden!”. Because pre-Internet, this was never an issue, it was never addressed, and it was never really *considered* or *hypothesized* (by regular people, anyway) – because, yes, there was (and *is*!) a wHoLe WoRlD of information out there, and every person in this world who is making it happen is somewhere online, too – but, is that *my* business? Is *their* business, and existence, and products, and thesis papers, and open source projects, and artwork, and literature a thing that **I** need to be made aware of? Hear about? Read? Consume?nnNot reallynnFocusing on one’s self is the beneficial thing. It’s not anti-social or insular – it’s just being WHO and WHERE and HOW you are, and not getting all hung up and in a tizzy about *anything* and *everything* by *everyone* *everywhere* all the time!nnHumble way of thinking, I think

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