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When I write this blog I write for you, and I also write as indi.ca, that is, a somewhat moralistic, curated version of myself. I write the voice in my head, but I edit, less here than for the newspaper, but still, in retrospect, a lot. My God, the stories I could tell, at the expense of not being able to live in this town. Or get a company or government job. When I write it down some of the things are actually shocking, but still in a rather well meaning way. As privacy breaks down something will have to give. We are truly entering a period of Naked Lunch, the moment when you can see what’s on the end of every fork. But I have been writing, freely, somewhere else.
The girl introduced me to this site 750 words. It’s the equivalent of an online free write, about three pages, which I’ve done to great effect in writing workshops. This is online, and private, and has an amazingly intuitive and helpful user interface, including the rather cool statistics above. All in all, a nice place to write. But not, however, to read.