Not a conversational medium

Dave Winer, just said, in Scripting News: “don’t think of this as a conversational medium, and don’t count on everyone hearing you. Use it for thinking out loud, and be happy when people hear you, but don’t expect it.”

Is that blogging, or textcasting? Or the digital realm as a whole? I’ve had some good conversation in simple closed email groups.

But what I appreciate about Dave’s line is that blogging is thinking out loud, I’ve been doing that in my blog for more than 30 years. I’m taking his words as an affirmation that it is worth doing. Thinking out loud, alone.

I should turn off comments as they have done little – but I appreciate that people sub to this blog.  Not quite alone.


I’ve just added a swag of new reflections about empathy to a post from 2011, Zerka Moreno on Doubling, Tele, inter-psyche, relationship — reflections on a quote by Zerka Moreno.  I’m  learning, decade by decade!!  Click that link to have a look.

Also Updated and added a note to: Working with Couples – September 2023

Fiddled with The invisibility of the structure of human society

This is a post where I edit a quote by Moreno to remove the old sexist language and get to the bones, without loosing the Moreno touch, or one scrap of meaning – I will do more, I tagged this one Moreno-Hemmingway

The invisibility of the structure of human society


The invisibility of the structure of human society

Becoming objective toward society encounters more obstacles than being objective toward our own mind.  Perhaps we can pretend to grasp the involvement of the ego because it operates within us. However, we cannot pretend to know the involvement of the socius as it is outside us; but it is an outside to which we are inescapably tied.

I’m meditating by rewriting a passage by Moreno. The lines above are where I got to.  The gender & grammar needed  fixing etc.  I think his idea shines through in the passage above.  See his original below.

I love seeing the equivalence of ego and socius.

Here is the original:

“but the degree of invisibility of the structure of human society, of its sociodynamics, is much greater than that of the single individual. The effort of becoming objective toward the socius encounters many more obstacles than to be objective toward his own individual mind. The involvement of the ego he can still grasp, perhaps he can pretend to know it because it operates within him. The involvement of the socius, however, he cannot pretend to know as it operates outside of him; but it is an outside to which he is inescapably tied.”

See this post. Where there is more on this topic.