Just figured out a new way to use YouTube and the Internet. New to me anyway. This may be common knowledge but nobody told me so I’m claiming it.
I’m reminded here of a cartoon where a guy is getting up from his computer, “I’m done. I’ve finished the Internet.” The joke here is that the Internet is not some kind of finite, linear thing like a book with a beginning, middle, and end.
The Internet is a vast, almost living thing, constantly changing and growing, and everything is linked to everything else. You can find anything you want, you just have to have the pathname, so to speak.
I recall a dear friend who was very wise and prescient about these things. “The Internet is not about where you are. It’s about where you’re going.”
So this is a way to use YouTube and the Internet as a giant honeycomb structure with all the connections and links to move in any directions or several directions at once.
Kris has described the Honeycomb Perspective on historical events and on our own life experiences, so this is just an extension of that idea to the Internet.
The Honeycomb Perspective is not based on linear time and space, but on the connections between common ideas, feelings, intentions, and meanings, that can link experiences that are widely separated by time and space in our usual understanding. But they might have the same feeling tone, the same intentions, the same or related meaning, the same value tones.
It all started on Facebook where a friend had posted a link
I clicked on the link and up came a YouTube video of Boz Scaggs doing the song.
I listen to a few seconds of the song, very nice. Then I noticed in the sidebar a recent interview of Boz with Tavis Smiley. We click on the link.
Keep in mind that all I’m doing it clicking my mouse on links to what interests me.
During the interview, which I watch most of because Boz and Tavis have a very nice rapport, they talk about Boz finding his voice later in his career and producing what he feels is his best work.
They mention the song, I’m A Fool To Care as exemplifying this development. We click on the link.
This is very nice and we listen to half of it and go back to the interview. Tavis Smiley is very good.
As the interview continues Boz talks about seeing Stevie Wonder in a recent concert and says we are lucky to be on the planet with this man. High praise so we click on the link.
So nice to be reacquainted with this music and this man. Boz is right.
This excursion through YouTube and the Internet took maybe an hour and it was more fun than anything on television.
I got videos, I got songs, I got thoughtful interviews, I got history, I learned a lot about stuff I find fascinating.
Most of all though, I got to follow my own unique pathway through the material by clicking on the links I was interested in.
The Internet and YouTube allow me to bypass usual time and space limitations and directly access other worldviews, streams of events, and creative expressions that are meaningful to me and these are all strung together in my own time, by my own lines of inquiry. Very cool.