Well, it looks Mikael's flown this forum and wiped out all trace of himself. That's too bad, because I thought a discussion with a fellow aging malcontent might have been interesting and fruitful. I read in his blog that he has ADHD, which would explain his impulsiveness in words and actions. (Hey, I'm not putting him down. I have ADHD too, and have the same traits, as I'm sure many of you have noticed.)
I did find his blog, and wanted to contact him through it, but as with a lot of blogs, I couldn't find how to do that. No "comment on this", no "e-mail".
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not railing. But another problem I have with the Internet is the ease with which things can be erased. I'm not "outraged" that Mikael erased his discussions, but I am disappointed. If I'd written my own comments there in a zine, some copies would've survived. With the Internet, every last trace is burned to cinders, to non-existence down the memory hole, in a flash. (Fortunately I composed my own comments on Notepad, but still, a good discussion is gone forever, and a lot of the reasons I do zines, and bother with Net forums, is "the good discussion", which doesn't happen too often.
I don't quite understand the rather harsh response Mikael got. Reading over his comments a second time, they seemed pretty restrained, balanced and moderate.
Not mad at anybody really. Just some comments.