With this blog post below I am officially opening the door to Life is a Fountain. The piece below the pictures is pretty much as it was published on Clerkmanifesto, which is what I am now thinking of as the previous iteration of Life is a Fountain. It is thus geared for that audience. Hopefully most posts going forward, which will be simultaneous on both sites, won’t be so specific to one or the other! This one is, but I have spiced it up with three pictures for you in case you are coming over to check things out from Clerkmanifesto and already read this.
Life is a Fountain
My new website isLife is a Fountain.
It occurred to me that the Internet has no competition.
Because it has no competition it sets all the terms. It has monopolized the discourse. It lords it over everyone! It has become BOSSY.
So I have decided to create another Internet.
It is called Life is a Fountain!
The Other Internet.
It’s not quite as big as the Internet you’re familiar with. Actually it’s quite a bit smaller.
You can’t buy stuff on it.
There aren’t any maps and it won’t tell you if your local café is open.
It does not hold a vast wealth of scientific papers or the literatures of ancient peoples.
You probably can’t share with your friends on it, or make travel plans, or find a recipe for every dish in the world, or diagnose your illness, or translate languages, or find a job, or date anyone, or see what movies are out, or conduct business, or play a game, or learn how to play the clarinet.
And I say this with full humility,
I think Life is a Fountain is way better than the regular Internet!
Actually, that might not be full humility.
It’s probably like two or three percent humility.
Just, check it out. Please.
It’s called Life is a Fountain. It’s at www.lifeisafountain.com.
As I write this no one has ever ever been there!
I consider it the inheritor and evolution of this blog you are reading now, clerkmanifesto.
Life is a Fountain will be in what is known as Early Access for awhile. That’s a time for me to iron out it’s roughest spots and develop its basic ideas, and for you, if you would only be so kind, to leave your input. There are lots of forms and comment places on Life is a Fountain, and it would mean a lot to me if you left your thoughts on what you like, or don’t like, as I go forward with it.
Life is a Fountain will run concurrently with Clerkmanifesto indefinitely. The posts here will also largely be carried on the BLOG page of Life is a Fountain. But my main energy will be towards Life is a Fountain, and it will be, going forward, the more articulated version of what you see here.
Thank you for reading this, and I hope you enjoy the more Carnivalesque Life is a Fountain.