Plot complications

If this is supposed to be the story of my life, it needs a better editor or something.


  1. Roger Green »

    2 March 2013 · 5:20 am

    I actually wrote a blog post about TMI, but haven’t posted it yet. In fact, I have no idea at this post at this point when or even if I scheduled it…

  2. McGehee »

    2 March 2013 · 8:14 am

    Alternatively, this perhaps could be explained as a psychological accommodation to McNealy’s Aphorism: “You have zero privacy anyway. Get used to it.”

    Indeed. The mistake most seem to make is to assume that everybody else will respect whatever degree of privacy they desire — yet any amount of time touring the internet will demonstrate that no two people have the same ideal degree of privacy.

    The best anyone can hope for is to be aware of how much privacy everyone doesn’t have online, and protect whatever portion of the remainder suits them.

  3. Nicole »

    2 March 2013 · 9:05 am

    Personally, I’m okay with my editor but I’d like better background music.

  4. CGHill »

    2 March 2013 · 10:56 am

    …no two people have the same ideal degree of privacy.

    Oh, absolutely. I’m sort of at the point where I think that the more I reveal, the harder it would be to blackmail me, which is a weirdly utilitarian (but apparently sensible) notion: it’s the Hiding in Plain Sight scheme writ large, or at least long.

  5. fillyjonk »

    2 March 2013 · 3:11 pm

    Mine doesn’t need a better editor, it needs a less repetitive plot. And probably some judicious use of Photoshop.

  6. Tatyana »

    3 March 2013 · 4:24 pm

    I was just told that mine needs a “glass-half-full” perspective. I.e. – complete rewrite.

  7. CGHill »

    3 March 2013 · 7:34 pm

    It’s pointless to argue over whether the glass is half-full or half-empty: it’s obviously twice as large as it needs to be.

  8. Tatyana »

    4 March 2013 · 6:06 am

    Mine needs to be filled at 50%.
    Wine glass is designed to leave half volume empty – to appreciate the contents.

  9. fillyjonk »

    4 March 2013 · 7:32 am

    The glass is, in fact, full. The half that is not full of water is full of air.

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