In his excellent blog, The Laughorist, Paulie Kokonuts, my very good friend and staunch (not stanch) defender of the serial comma, wonders what John Steinbeck would say about bloggers.
Interesting question. I couldn't begin to speculate.
But I can try to imagine what Tom Joad would say in his farewell to his mother before venturing out into the Dust Bowl of cyberspace....
"I’ll be all around in the blogosphere. I’ll be ever’-where – wherever you can surf. Wherever there’s a flame war so witless goofballs can argue, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a troll beatin’ up a poster, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way needy nonentities brag when they’re cravin' attention – I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re anonymously dishing dirt on some helpless nerd. An’ when the people are loggin’ off their systems, and lookin' for an actual purpose to their lives – I’ll be there, too.”