The Asynchronous Conversation, revisited...
The asynchronous online conversation is a lot like the ubiquitous dandelion seeds cast upon the electronic breeze that is cyberspace. They quietly reside dormant in the search engine index until the right conditions exist. We don’t know when, where, or how that will happen. Yet we do know if the search engines consider the seed on topic and relevant to the conversation, they will deliver that seed right up by its search terms and the dandelion will blossom once again.
|Case in point...|
I received a delightful email today regarding a post I did back on 3/10/2009 titled:
Enough about work, Let's go for a drive.
December 10, 2010 12:07 PM
Rene- I accidentally ran across your blog with the "let's go for a drive". Your blog does not allow anonymous comments, but I wanted to tell you that I just loved it. I worked at Cavallini's in 1977 to sometime in 1978 in high school. I remember your Dad and the video brought lots of fond memories back. Thanks for sharing. Really made my day.
Sent from my iPhone
It only takes one seed to start the whole amazing cycle over again.
That is why online communication is such a powerful medium. Like the dandelion blossom that randomly scatters its thousands of seeds to wherever the wind shall take them, our conversations online do likewise.
An update with a little back story...
December 13, 2010
Rene- I found the video on the activerain blog. Ruthie Cavallini passed away recently and I was just surfing looking up things on the old place. By reading her obituary, it seemed she had a fun and colorful life. Those times when your dad played were fun. He was always nice to the kids that worked there. Even my mom remembers him fondly. That old group of Cle Elum parents could really party!!
I was in Cle Elum a couple of years ago, but I don't get up that way much. I am in San Antonio, Texas. I do miss the Northwest though. I will look for the video on YouTube. Thanks again for that video.