I have reason to believe you’re just a theory–part V

I know, part IV is missing, partly because I had a break from blogging, but partly because it blew my mind.

So… another coincidental connection. This time involving someone in London and Japan.

A few weeks ago, as part of JP74‘s work with D&AD, we were introduced to Alasdair Scott of The Bright Place. I’ve known of Al and his work for many, many years, as far back as 1995 when AMX Digital did the multimedia section for a CD single of a band called Smaller, from Liverpool. Smaller were mates of a mate, and me and this mate had just started with Director, Lingo and Premiere. Naturally, we thought we could do all that was on the CD single and more… Continue reading “I have reason to believe you’re just a theory–part V”

I have reason to believe you’re just a theory–part II

So, after a bit of a tongue in cheek post about there only being 300 people on the internet, I had another strange set of circumstances confirm this to me while in Brighton for dConstruct.

Whilst nursing the hangover on the Friday, Chris, Rob, Heni and I went for lunch with a splendid chap by the name of Remy Sharp. Remy’s well known for his jQuery javascript workshops, and he’s a pretty funny chap, which is a bonus.

The talk over a lunch of Mexican spicy stuff turned to Twitter, and Remy was telling us how he originally had the username of @remy. However, thinking he’d do his friends a favour and spare a character, he changed his user name to @rem. Continue reading “I have reason to believe you’re just a theory–part II”

I have reason to believe you’re just a theory

I have this theory about the real amount of people on the internet.

Every online service I sign up for, the same people are on there. Oh, hi LuxuryLuke, leandaryan, lloydi, philsherry… I must have the same 20-30 people on 20-30 social networking sites.

Now I have a theory about this. There is only actually about 300 people online on the internet. They are your circle of friends, incidental characters and innocent by-standers whom you flame.

Everyone else, every username you see, every blog you read, every email from someone you don’t know, is what’s known as a non-playable character (NPC) in video gaming jargon… think about it. I bet you’ve not got more than 60-80 people on any number of networking sites (excluding Facebook!) that you actually really know and have probably met, and they’re the same people aren’t they?

Prove me wrong…

More proof in part II