Yes, that's pretty much the idea. I'm off to make mine now, as a matter of
fact. I finally have a little time on account of the holiday.
Sorry for the late reply,
On Thu, 19 Dec 2019, deepend wrote:
Clarifying is this like just making a list of top 8 pages of
Sorry to be that guy to ask. But wasn't 100% sure on the task.
Thanks again for your efforts :)
On 12/18/19 5:34 AM, Bradley Gannon wrote:
> Dear ~club:
> I don't have any sense of how much you all participated in last week's
> workshop, since I couldn't think of a neat little command to run to scan
> /home/ for wikis. As far as I can tell, there wasn't much interest, so
> perhaps I'll try to a different sort of prompt this week.
> Do you remember MySpace? Me neither. I happen to be young enough to have
> more or less missed the rise of MySpace and instead been tempted by
> somewhat early Facebook circa 2007. (That's another story.)
> Based on echos in preserved popular culture from the period and other
> forms of archaeology, I have concluded that there was once a way for
> MySpace users to define an in-group on their page known as the Top 8.
> Apparently, the decisions surrounding who was in a person's Top 8 and who
> wasn't were serious ones with long-lasting social consequences, at least
> for some. Of course, this is a ridiculous idea to us evolved humans of the
> almost 2020s. We would never be dragged down into arguments with strangers
> on the Internet over essentially meaningless tribal drivel, right?
> ~ club, your task this week is to recreate MySpace's Top 8 somewhere on
> your own set of pages. Just one catch: no people. To try to avoid
> recreating the apparent angst that comes with publicly defining in-groups
> and out-groups, let's pick instead from the vast selection of topics,
> languages (natural and artificial), technologies, forms and genres of
> music, and other inanimate stuff of interest. This way, we might avoid the
> toxicity and end up sharing our interests with each other instead.
> Have fun, ~club, and I'm sorry this one was a little late.