.....and I realise that, like Alice, my English is not always perfect and I do, hopefully not that often, 'talk' "nonsense".
I finished reading todays financial and communications media a little earlier this morning and didn't see anything that added any new 'insights' into what is likely to affect the Australian communications industry over the coming year other than a continuing consolidation of views that things in the EU and the USA are likely to be worse than they are currently and will remain that way for an unknown length of time.
What prompted my borrowing of Carroll's quote was the number of 'hate mails' I found when I checked my email a few minutes ago. For the last few months there has been a noticable reduction in the number of 'negative' responses to this blog I receive on a weekly basis - averaging less than one a day for some time now - but this morning there were 15! in one 8 hour period (when I cleared my email inbox last night at around 11 pm there were none).
From what I could see there were no 'duplicates' and the 'responses' were from 8 different posts and seemed to be written in distinctively different styles (I can usually tell when the same person is trying to 'disguise their writing). All impugned my personal character and business acumen and all 'suggested' that Exetel was close to the 'end of its commercial life'. It is obvious, at least it is to me, that based on the narrow time band in which these 'missives' were sent and the commonality of their two 'themes' (together with the identical 'collateral evidence' referenced) that these 15 people (in the event that there were15 individuals) decided they would collectively write their poisonous comments in some sort of co-ordinated effort the purpose of which is unclear to me.
So how very curious that 15 people should co-ordinate their efforts between 12.45 am and 3.15 am this morning to waste their time sending their pointless excoriations to someone whom they don't know and have no knowledge of and who, quite correctly as it turned out, all ended their hate messages with words to the effect "I bet you don't have the guts to not delete this" - to quote one of the less colourful ending imprecations.
I can only continue to wonder what sort of 'club' or 'grouping' could exist to bring so many people with a common hatred of one unknown individual together at such a time of the day, I suppose 1 am is in fact day, and then join them together in acting out a common purpose aimed at an individual?....and what on Earth did they expect to achieve? The 'immortality' of now being anonymously mentioned in an obscure blog site? I have no idea.
Perhaps in this computer/communication based age we now live in there is the capacity to form any type of 'groupng' though I find it almost impossible to believe that there can be a grouping formed for the purpose of sharing a mutual 'hatred' of an individual so I can only wonder what sort of other 'shared experience' can result in the incidental vitriolically poisonous dislike of an unrelated individual? Apart from meaning the individual people concerned have some sort of common mental health issues I can't imagine the scenario that produced such a grouping at such a time with such a 'purpose'.
Oh well....and there I was thinking that the last 20 years of my working life has been spent attempting to do only beneficial things for Australian IT and communications users.
Maybe LC knew more about the human psyche than I thought and we all do really inhabit our individual versions of "Wonderland" and our shaving (and perhaps make up) mirrors are our own personal portals to our alternate realities.
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