Welcome to the new home of Telling: Like it Is, at Squarespace.
I haven’t moved everything over here yet from Blogspot, nor have I finished tweaking what’s already here (for example, the blogroll), but so far, I like it… and I’d better, because this isn’t a free service.
We’ve found out (or been reminded) recently that “you get what you pay for” is a misleading adage when it comes to Internet services. “Free” isn’t free at all — it comes with intangible costs and unforseen consequences, many of which result in the restriction of freedom.
The timing of this personal reaction to the arbirtrary and capricious behavior of the Googlearchy could have been better, because it’s nearly simultaneous with a major change of situations in InWorldz. That has resulted in a renaming of my region there, and the building business:
Ancient Greek πρᾶξις (praksis): action, activity, practice
- The practical application of any branch of learning.
- Philosophy: The synthesis of theory and practice, without presuming the primacy of either.
- Custom or established practice.
In the language Neal Stephenson revealed in his excellent novel Anathem (among other things, an homage to Hermann Hesse’s Magister Ludi, a.k.a. The Glass Bead Game), he repurposed the word praxis to mean Technology… hence, my adoption of it, with a strong nod to definition 2 above.
So much to do, so little time… but, as Superchicken said, “You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.”