Frederic Madre
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When you go surfclubbin', don't forget your hat.


IT SUCKS!"

Now this is interesting!! "

it is fundamental. and it deserves its own thread but unfortunately I see that while I spent the whole day in a meeting at a call center you've already nested deep into the subject. so, let's jump

guthrie: sure, nasty nets white as a statement works and I understand your reasoning (btw I never saw it white because I have a default value on my browser as light grey for situations where people don't have a body bgcolor: that should be fixed, but, hey, it's a very common error I can tell you)
I also used white for http://pleine-peau.com/BOARD because it's a piece against all that is on white background
whe I did http://bruit-direct.org I had to make a big effort to make it readable because, after all, it's there to sell records, it's NNA (not net art) and, biy, was that hard
and, sure, damon's whole site is white because he wants everything to be unintrusive and clear and easily findable and, to me, it looks like he's wearing a 'brick coat' to just blend into the scenery. it's conformism or the easy option out of a choice and it is NNA (not net art)

my comment is not about visual aesthetics, it is about the political stance you take when choosing that color

... I always though of pleine-peau as dark red!

DISCUSSION

the supercentral edit this experiment


c.pappas: "It died because a troll found the page and would maliciously erase everything, everyday."
I would not put it this way; let's face it this was bound to happen and you also have the revert option on the wiki.
to me, it died when the password protection was installed which was the supercentral way of dealing with this potential issue. there were a lot of other options you chose however this one.
you could have instituted denial by ip, for instance, maybe you tried it
what I would have done is just declare that the experiment was over and move to something else

It's very interesting to understand also at what level of erasure you consider this behavior "trolling"
I had my stuff constantly erased and I also sometimes replaced stuff or edited away stuff or erased it and I did that because I thought it'd be nice w/o that stuff
I liked to wake up everyday and see a fresh supercentral page to have a go at, sysyphus like... or was that the danaids ?

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When you go surfclubbin', don't forget your hat.


I'd rather talk about the material and conceptual differences between an open-html bulletin board environment and a closed-html, off-the-shelf-configured linear blog environment."
to damon: i'd rather talk about the fact that your homepage is white
why did you choose white ? why are all the surfclubs white ?
IT SUCKS!

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When you go surfclubbin', don't forget your hat.


tom: "As for the complaints about blogs being linear"
that's not my complaint
my complaints about blogs is that they are "de rigueur", that they are everywhere and that there very form is normative (or normalizing). blogs produce conformity, that's how they caught on so fast: you could easily do exactly what all the others were doing
catch: you are really no different from all the other bloggers

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When you go surfclubbin', don't forget your hat.


curt: "I'm proposing that the entire blog become one giant, perpetually reconfigurable work of art. "
yes, of course, brilliant idea and that's what I was hoping for with 2balles
never happened though

because it is contrary to the very essence of blogging which is simply put "hit and run"
why would one bother to implement a CMS (blogging or other) whose purpose is the automation of what people find tiresome about html/css AND THEN reintroduce the tiresome bit with the "perpetually reconfigurable" ?
why not, instead, just get rid of the CMS and "perpetually reconfigure" by hand (so to speak) ?
that is much more rational

the only question which is more aptly resolved by a CMS is that of the archives
and, possibly, the RSS
but, hey,
FUCK ARCHIVES!