– Anne Sexton
Butch Dalisay, better known as penmanila to the writing community in the Philippines has written a magnificent piece on the ranting culture on the Internet. A professed geek as most of us are at PhilMUG, he raises salient points on the rant culture we have today because of the Internet and many more factors:
Forgive me if I suspect that these are peopleâ€”many of them in their surly mid-twentiesâ€”whoâ€™ve never been truly whacked by life over the head, whoâ€™ve never laid their lives on the line for a cause larger than themselves, whoâ€™ve never stared into the barrel of a gun, whoâ€™ve never spent a day in jail, and whose daily crises consist of having to choose between the mocha latte and the cappuccino. [full article here]
The discussion of the article can be found over at the PhilMUG forums.