Consider, for a moment, the personalized license plate: a crossword clue of personal, mobile expression for drivers and pedestrians alike to puzzle through some tiny aspect of one’s personality. I have two of these cryptic banners, neither of which have anything to do with me, personally, but both make mild statements of who I am and what I like. Ah, but this is just a snapshot of my ego! Limited to 7 characters of vanity, and revealed only to those who come upon my bumper. So inadequate as a marketing medium for self-absorbed personal advertisement!
Ah! But the Internet…
The Internet, where anyone can flaunt his or her personality to billions of eyes across the globe!
The Internet, where information is vast!
The Internet, where time stands still, and change moves at lightning speeds!
The Internet, where for very little money anyone can claim their very own personal domain name!
And now… I have mine!
Yes, right alongside ibm.com, apple.com, ford.com, coke.com, you’ll now find:
That’s right, I now I have my own domain. Of course, you can still get to my site from the old webmacblahblahblahblahslashjpurlia address (after all, you’re here, right?), but look at how much more professional it looks on my new business cards?
Update your bookmarks, and all that….