17 April 2006

Zipless blogging on the Tree of Life

data on hard drives
reflects the lifestories
of those who put it there

and anticipates the lifestories
of those who may retrieve it

and the Web is
a network of hard drives
holding data
chunked as webpages

the browser an interface
for exploring it

so the surfer, seeking completion
of a story-goal
contemplates a webpage
extracting clues
about which clicks
should yield which goals

and when successful
may seek to bookmark the page
or to blog it for others

using the minimal number
of mouseclicks and keystrokes