Lennaart van Oldenborgh on Thu, 2 Apr 2015 23:14:04 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> nottime: the end of nettime

Dear mod squad

> First, nettime isn't shutting down.

phew I was close to going into grieving mode - although I'm very much a lurker and only an occasional poster nettime has always been an intellectual touchstone for me and a welcome bit of brain stimulus in my not very academic and sometimes mindnumbing daily existence.

> Moderating is snippets of time scattered across the day, there's nothing especially heroic or monumental about it.

Frankly that's exactly what's heroic about it - it's so much easier to make a grand gesture and so much harder to keep up a daily grind - so I'd like to chime in with the richly deserved chorus of thanks to Ted and Felix.

I don't agree with the diagnosis that this patient is 'comatose' - it's still the most thoughtful and honest net-critical platform that I know of even if the shiny novelty has worn off a bit.  But these things can be very cyclical - what looks a bit tired today can easily be 'rediscovered' tomorrow and appreciated all the more for its retro integrity.  Old media find new uses: vinyl has made a come back and it seems working with chemical film has become the new cool thing to do for media artists.  I know we're ageing but the worst thing to do is to try and be down with the kids like some embarrassing uncle.

> And there's no images, no video, no memes, no numbers,
> stats or ranks, no friends or followers -- in short, there's not much
> to like about it. 
hahahaha!  like it


Lennaart van Oldenborgh

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