Wayne asked this morning at breakfast for us to explain what a “blog” is. A minute earlier I asked Scott, his neighbor, to explain for me what “IOS” means. Scott had saved about twenty percent on his breakfast at the leading fast food restaurant and cafe by using its cellphone app.
I mentioned that I had posted about 580 article on my WordPress blog since fall of 2010 and have about
30,000 38,000 total readers, although I joked that most of those people found their way here while looking for something else. WordPress has about 60 million blogs, so that works out to about 10 readers each, on average.*
The second picture here includes the logo of the famous fast food restaurant. I don’t know if they should charge us to use their logo, pay us for including it, or send us a desist letter. In an earlier post about the Alameda-based artist Owen Smith, I noticed that someone — presumably WordPress — had electronically scrambled and blurred the New Yorker logo in that photo — I had posed Owen with the magazine cover he had created.
The third picture here is from Scott’s hideout — I am trying to finish this post before he finishes making us some good coffee on his new machine. He beat me by about two minutes, maybe because I stopped to play with his dog, Ace.
On the way to breakfast, but not on the way back, we listened to Beck, “Guero” — not sure what it has to do with Wayne although I wanted to paste this in to my previous post about ceramicist Ehren Tool based on the noise concrete of a voice at about 2:18 saying “I am going to LA to take a ceramics class”. Outro:
edit to add, one sip of hot delicious homemade coffee later: I forgot to mention that Wayne has a PhD in physics and is a Silicon Valley homeowner, husband and father, with two college-age boys so is hardly “out of it” when it comes to the currents and tidings here. This actually took me closer to 20 minutes than 10. I am perfectly willing to amend or retract of addend as or ace needled (“space needled?”– the internet seems to select for and encourage bizarre leaps of logic and association — In Mike Judge’s new HBO show “Silicon Valley”, according to The New Yorker, a character asks for his device to play John Lennon “Imagine” and the machine says “Cueing John Wayne in a wagon…Not found”
). * and for what it’s worth, after 8 hours on the internet, this classic of its genre has 0 readers, none, zilch, zero. Not even its two subjects, who were sent the link via email.