I had originally planned to shut down today. I'm bored of the Internet. This virtual life is no life. The World Wide Web has become a dull and stagnant space spoiled by the sour breath of business, bigots and spies. Also, it's summer, and the heat makes me grouchy.

Then I had an idea — perhaps it doesn't have to be this way. Well, no. Obviously it has to be this way, people being as they are. But perhaps I, personally, don't have to be this way, me being as I am.