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Is this true, was it really much more fun to use computers back in the days of mainframes?


This reminds me of https://ruzkuku.com/texts/counterfactual.html which you may enjoy.
When you try the thought experiment yourself (to have that mainframe persist to today), I think it would be fun.
Right now I'm trying to summon up some will to have fun - how absurd is that?
Signed up for neocities to try to make a website.

It's hard to say why it isn't fun anymore.
Perhaps because the creation is disjoint from reality (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOBoDT-3oM0).
Most tech has minimal effect on my reality. I could accentuate that effect with enough mind altering.
It's hard to say whether or not someone is weak for wanting some back and forth conversation.

For now I'm trying to find solace in this comedy
Most people are hard to talk to anyway


I just feel so alone…


Well, holding close to the hearth of computing, let's simulate this thread as our mainframe room on campus
So, what are you working on?


im hoping op comes back to reply to u


Back then it was probably like getting an opportunity to drive a Lamborghini.


I am not really working on anything computer related, and we have a thread for that anyway: >>211

I just feel like I have nobody to discuss ideas with. If I post ideas online everyone expects them to be fully developed already and will do their best to demolish them and make me feel bad about myself for having had an idea, instead of helping to explore the idea and how it could be made to work.


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Yeah, it's a mutual feeling.

Music to fit the theme

It just shows time and time again how you have to rely on yourself to develop.
Maintaining cordiality and good faith is difficult with all of the psyops out there.

Frankly, every time I begin reaching out, there's this foreboding feeling of exposure and so I retreat again.
The Internet in the older eras was explicit about this exposure: don't reveal yourself.
Just us talking over this medium exposes us to the entire world of bad actors.
Furthermore, we don't have any mutual concept of one another, a base from which one can sculpt out what information to expose or omit
And that's fine, we're adhering to the old adage, don't expose yourself.

Yet ironically there is no real outlet left to forge yourself. To be known.
Due to the dissolution of family, perhaps

So in the advent of this, many have loosened on the original tenet, with their real faces plastered and it feels all so wrong.
Reality shows that there are so many prerequisites to even begin a discussion without screwing yourself over somehow, or making yourself feel worse through others' carelessness.
Royal families forged bonds through MARRIAGE. Consider that!
You may be looking for blood bond, where none can be found.

An inevitable conclusion I find is as follows:
1. Any idea you want to explore can be with adequate research and internal dialogue
2. The desire to expand an idea through serendipity of others is exceedingly hard for the yield you get.
You'll have more adequate yield just researching and thinking on your own.
3. The desire to be known, which is a partial drive in wanting to discuss ideas, is a desire that's remnant of an old era, or ought to be fulfilled through family.
For you can only be known through people you trust, and you can only trust those who share blood (or some other form of collateral) and ideals

Despite my conclusions above, one CAN be driven by compassion, the reason I've written all of this out.
So, if you have ideas, I can engage with compassion, but I don't want to mislead either of us in thinking we can trust – as it is the common trend to mistake compassion for trust.
A trend I've fallen into miserably many times.
Paranoia is the best default setting, although not too tightly – but maybe in the future I'll be paranoid enough to where I can't even write a post anymore

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