Is it just me being removed from
the worldthe internet most of the time, or has the dingdinginess of the world been cranked to the max?
I was planning on using my online time writing and posting something here but you know I just had to check fb „real quick“ first. We all know how that goes, and it seems that when you’ve been cyber-celibate for several day, the amount of time lost increases exponentially …
So, with my head still buzzing with Bayer suing bees, no wait, the EU, and Monsanto being awarded the Nobel Prize for Agriculture, and health benefits of Napoleon Dynamite pumpkin carvings, I am leaving you with another one of these little hang-in-there-a-real-post-is-coming-but-for-nor-it-was-this-or-nothing posts: namely a before and after-but-obviously-not-completely-finished of our living room.
Whenever I check out blogs, I stumble over the disclaimer part. One part of me is all: Oh shit, I don’t have one! Better fix that. It almost seems like that’s the first thing you should write before you start posting! Another part of me wonders: Really? Is it necessary to tell people that I am not responsible for what they think about, and do with what I write? I mean, sure, words are powerful but this seems kind of insulting. I don’t want to assume that my readers are idiots. But I don’t know, maybe I’m naive.
I am curious, though, what would happen if I did the opposite – made a claimer. IF I were to write such a thing, it would look like this:
I hereby declare that I, and I alone am responsible for your thoughts and actions. I am an expert on everything (which is why I write a BLOG). So please do exactly as I say, don’t even bother thinking for yourself, and by all means: sue me when something goes wrong!
What do you think would happen IF I made such a claimer? What would a lawsuit look like IF I did? „Well, I am sorry Miss W. but you DID say on your BLOG that you were responsible for anything anyone thought. So when Mr. Schnickelfritz, after reading one of your articles, cut off his left thumb to see if he could transcend physical pain, it’s really your fault. You did write that claimer, so – this one’s really on you.“
Is this how things work?