It’s bizarre coming out of amnesia. So many memories were erased. There are 24 hours in a day and most days of my life, I used them all, but I was only allowed to remember my daylight time. I helped with the making the internet – the idea of scrolling and how the screen was formatted was a significant leap forward in the world wide web. I also named the web. Take a second look at the name – word wide web. When I worked as a slave I was one of the conspirators, so I know what all those sites are doing. Admittedly I was an unwitting conspirator, none-the-less, I can tell you the conspiracy theories are right. The web is an information trap. Once you hit send, and nowadays even before, all the information you typed in is there for everyone to see. Everyone who has the keys as well as those you have “friended” or “liked.”
The sites I thought up or helped and named include: Facebook, YouTube, Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, LinkedIn, Twitter and Tweet, Google, mail.com, Wikipedia, and TiVo. Are you aware that every Tweet is archived. Why? They missed out on monitoring emails so they thought up this Twitter network thing, that way they can monitor anyone and know who and where all their friends are. It was such high espionage that they thought the names Twitter and Tweet were silly. I pointed out, any more serious names would be a turnoff for most people and they’d be unlikely to use the product. Twitter and Tweet are now part of everyday vernacular. When Twitter was announced so was their monitoring and archiving intention. Remember?
Other names not liked by the owners – Google and Windows. Bill Gates didn’t like the name Windows at all. I had to assure him, over and over, that it was the perfect name. He liked the names Icon and Desktop, but not Windows. Can you imagine?
All of them, Google, Windows Live, Facebook, YouTube, Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, LinkedIn, Twitter and Tweet, Google, mail.com, Wikipedia, TiVo and satellite TV, are all loaded to the teeth with spyware and people eager to go to Hell are manning the controls.
I came up with TiVo (and the name DVR) so I could catch a program in the night and watch it – commercial free – the next day. DVRs are my favorite idea. The idea of satellite TV was only to monitor what people are watching. There is no need for Neilson and never has been. People who have Neilson boxes on their TVs are told what to watch and frequently, if not always, leave the Neilson equipped TV turned on and muted, facing a wall, always programmed to go to the right channel and they watch what they want on another, non-monitored, TV.
Most nights I cry myself to sleep swimming a puddle of my tears made from memories I never knew and people I loved and lost. It helps to bring myself back into the now.