posted on by Ryder. Will not belabor you with convoluted explanation or speculation about what's going on here. Suffice it to say it comes from a New Productive System; it is not art as we have ever conceived of it before. (Semi-joking at the expense of the human essay machine BT - he has the occasional good idea but states it with such certainty that you don't want to believe it.)

Update: About that human essay machine, there is speculation that multiple people are churning out BT's writing these days. Am inclined to doubt this: a style that makes you want to pull your brain out of your head seems like a unique gift. If wrong, I will tell you who called it right.

Please to Be Having One Identity

To my buddies on Facebook: How can you not be creeped out reading this Zuckerberg quote, via Lauren Weinstein:

Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg has been quoted as saying:

"You have one identity. The days of you having a different image for your work friends or co-workers and for the other people you know are probably coming to an end pretty quickly … Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity."

This statement, particularly the latter portion, could only have been made by someone supremely self-confident -- and so young that they haven't accumulated much "life baggage" as of yet.

In fact, it is an extremely alarming statement, one that would have gladdened the hearts of despots and government spooks all through human history. Coming from the man child who controls the Facebook empire, such a quote should trigger alarm bells of concern for every person, everywhere, who cares about free speech and civil liberties.

In the post Weinstein talks about a new verified commenting system Facebook is flacking to other companies. He adds in an update:

I wonder if Facebook's Zuckerberg would accuse those brave Egyptian Twitter users of "lacking integrity" since they usually tweeted without exposing their real identities during the recent upheaval -- would Mark dare say that to their faces? Just a thought ...

Also, many founders of the US democracy back in the 1700s were anonymous pamphleteers, c'mon.