1. moarscienceplz says

    Well, at least the Internet Experiment disproved the hypothesis that infinite monkeys banging away on keyboards would eventually reproduce the works of Shakespeare.

  2. blf says

    @1, That hypothesis — “infinite” monkeys will type… — does not exclude Mein Kampf, Discworld (Terry Pratchett), or the novel I haven’t started conceiving of yet.

  3. moarscienceplz says

    Um, blf, you do realize I was making a joke about the difference between the idealized promises and dreams of the internet that were shoveled out of Silicon Valley by the credulous media versus the reality we have today, right?

  4. StonedRanger says

    I’d like to speak to the manager. My razor blades have been in my pyramid for over a month and they couldn’t cut melted butter. I demand a refund!

  5. John Morales says

    I like the internet. I’d much rather have it than not have it.

    I get what the sentiment is supposed to be, but it’s kinda silly.

    A very mediocre effort at misanthropy; first, the piggybacking on the trope that if it’s impressive it must be the work of aliens (like the pyramids), and second, the conceit that the internet is somehow being wasted.

    Neither resonates with me.

    Obviously, people are neither more nor less stupid than in days of yore — if anything, given today’s generally better nutrition and medicine and socioeconomic circumstances for the vast majority, they’ve probably been less impaired during their gestation and growth phases than in those days. Leaded petrol and that sort of stuff.

  6. StonedRanger says

    If you dont think that the internet is not wasted on most people, you clearly are not paying attention. And if you dont think the republicans have spent at least the last forty years trying to dumb the population down, you are clearly the product of their efforts. All you have to do is look and listen to any republican or supporter of herr dumpf to see that the average level of intellectual capabilities have dropped like a rock in my lifetime. Jesus H. Christ, all you have to do is watch one video of anything tucker carlson has done in the last six or seven years to see how dumb people are.

  7. John Morales says


    Just think, without the internet, we wouldn’t have you.

    Just think, without the internet, the ‘we’ to which you refer would not even exist.

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