In the 15 seconds between a friend tweeting at me and the affectionate sarcastic response, the following happened:
- I drew a connection between the related but different dismissive slang terms for a social networking term
- I realized that I really wanted to respond, in a mashup culture sort of way, by namechecking something with ironic distance from the source material.
- two options ran through my mind: a GIF I couldn’t remember the semi-official name for and a webcomic that could — if read right — be a top-tier snark… at someone.
- And then an XKCD tweet.
15 seconds. My offloaded brain spat that up in the time it might take to search a single shelf on a bookcase for the spine of a book you need to answer a question.
The future, ladies, gentlemen, and others.