As near as I can tell, I am the only person in the whole friggin’ country who is both a) internet-proficient and b) did not go to South by SouthWest. Go on, just try to find a weblog from someone who didn’t go. There aren’t any, anywhere. Why does everybody live in Texas all of a sudden? Sometimes it looks like the entire internet is one big incestuously-linked community, having the time of its life, without me.
I’m starting to think that I’m just not cool enough for interactivity. I’ve never had a goatee, never been pierced (except in one ear, and that’s grown back in), never been involved with a startup, never been in an indie band, and I’ve never resented the Man for Keeping Me Down. I’ve never been to Burning Man, either. Bunch of hippies rolling around naked and dirty, basking in the glow of their alternativity. Uh-huh, whatever.