My career as a writer started in the midst of the collapse of the corporate system that seemed certain to dominate open standards for all time, back in the ealry days of the web. I had ridden the wave of the Apple II, IBM PC and then the Mac. Just when it was assumed to be impossible for independents to be independent, boom, there's the web, the product of a single mind, kicking the ass of all the titans of tech. Once I saw that I could draw a line, back to the previous insurrection, the one which my career started with in the late 70s. THis is a cycle! Thank god.
From a comment on Facebook.
It's worth noting that the extra space afforded by Facebook (over Twitter) has made it possible for my writing to re-expand after being forced into a very tight corner the last X years. What a relief.
Twitter's 140-char-limit will go down in history as one of the worst most creativity-stifling ideas ever. Like the equalizing handicaps in that great Kurt Vonnegut story.
Worst. Idea. Ever.