In “Last Postcard from Costa Del Blog”, Gibson pens:
I’ve found blogging to be a low-impact activity, mildly narcotic and mostly quite convivial, but the thing I’ve most enjoyed about it is how it never fails to underline the fact that if I’m doing this I’m definitely not writing a novel – that is, if I’m still blogging, I’m definitely still on vacation. I’ve always known, somehow, that it would get in the way of writing fiction, and that I wouldn’t want to be trying to do both at once. The image that comes most readily to mind is that of a kettle failing to boil because the lid’s been left off.
Of course, the person that really created the notion of cyberspace is entitled to focus on writing rather than blogging.
Maybe it’s the next great slogan for blogging: “low-impact activity, mildly narcotic and mostly quite convivial”
The post "Gibson Gives up the Blog" was originally squeezed out of the bottom of an old rusted tube of toothpaste at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2003/12/gibson-gives/) on December 11, 2003.