Learning to play the internet like a musical instrument…

I have been saying for a while that being online so much of the time and for so long it has begun to feel biological. Some of my synapses fire inside my skull and some outside.

It occurs to me that it is also like learning to play a musical instrument. To begin with your experience is very technical and clunky. You play familiar music written by other people. Then over time you learn to interpret, to inject more of yourself into the music, and eventually to improvise.

If you get good at this you move people, you inspire people, you capture something about life that is hard to express otherwise.

Maybe the internet isn’t so different…?

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