Ed Driscoll

Lileks Just Alienated My Father

Well, he would have if my father was actually online. At the height of the first round of Internet fever in 1998, I gave my parents (who live on the opposite coast from me) a WebTV box, but they were just utterly mystified; eventually they asked me to turn it off–telephone worked just fine, enough with this newfangled Web and email stuff. (I’ve tried explaining Pajamas Media to them; the results are something akin to a verbal Mobius loop: much repetition, little knowledge imparted.)

In any case, it’s a good thing that my dad, who’s in his mid-80s, isn’t reading this:

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