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Will Weblogs Save The Internet?

:: In an interview with Om Malik, Jacques Vallee suggests that weblogs will save the Internet.

:: Kenton and I attending the screening of the new 35mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey last night at the Metro. The print was good, a bit rough in spots, and there was no surround sound in the theatre. But it was still great to see the venerable 35-year old movie on the big screen, complete with the Overture before the film started, and its intermission after the scene in the pod. The crowd numbered between 50 and 75, and with the exception of the occasional can of pop being opened, the crowd was almost reverant in its respect for the movie. During the scenes where there was no sound, only silence, you could hear a pin drop in the theatre.

2001 still looks good. I’m amazed that the sets and design of the movie still look good, almost contemporary, after three and a half decades. I was so wide-eyed when I saw it the first time, in December 1968. Certainly that sense of wonder isn’t the same now, but seeing the film again made me feel, for a few moments, like I was that skinny 15-year old kid again, amazed at what I was watching on the big screen.

3 Responses to “Will Weblogs Save The Internet?”

  1. kelly Says:

    DUDE! What night were you there? I went on Friday night! It was good, sitting near the back the film reels were really clicking though and it distracted me a bit.

  2. randy Says:

    Kelly: Was there on Friday night as well. Sorry we missed you. Did you like it? – Randy

  3. kelly Says:

    Yeah, I had seen it before, on laserdisc; I think I was 16 at the time. I don’t remember being as confused the first time I saw it though! 🙂

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