I’ve been doing even more spring cleaning this weekend. Nice to go through old things. Among the items I found are old notes to myself when I was first learning about the web. My interest was almost exclusively graphics. That was my way in. Now what’s interesting is the enabling of human interactions. I used to seek eye candy. Now I seek something else.
I don’t know where Dennis Wilen got it, but he gets it when he says that it’s not the downloads that are the amazing part of the ‘net. It’s the uploads. The instances where people are encouraged to dive in and have a new experience on the web, and on the net. These are the things which are where the fun stuff happens.
Eye candy can be a bonus, though.