The Daily Bork

February 04, 2005

Will you still need me when I'm 64?

There is not much lamer than a "what's new" webpage that is a few months out of date. Such as it is at the Young Greens of NZ. The last entry is:

Nandor.net.nz goes live 29 Sep 04: Ever wanted to know more about Green MP Nandor Tanczos?

Nothing strange about an MP having a web site. But the reason for that development is:

Nandor developed his site to break through the multilayered media censorship he witnessed while studying journalism in the early 80’s. New technology has opened the door to independent media, and Nandor said Nandor.net.nz is a part of that growing phenomenon.

Now I cannot comment about the "multilayered media censorship" during the 80s. We can just take his word on that.

But "New technology has opened the door to independent media, and Nandor said Nandor.net.nz is a part of that growing phenomenon."?

Yes, the web is a fine thing for independent publishing. However, it has been around for a good decade now. One wonders why, with the multilayers of media censorship bearing down so oppresively, it took so long to become part of this "growing phenomenon". Even blogs have been around for a few years now. Seems to me that Mr Tanczos is getting a bit old to be the face of youth when it takes this long for him to open up a website when every student and his dog had one by 1995.

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