There are usually two ways that I visualize the current state of the internet–one is Celedon, and the other is Lead White. To get it out of the way, I’ll write about the more negative one first: Lead White .
Lead white was perhaps the best white artists ever used. It is smooth, blends well, and will last an eternity. Far longer than the people that use it anyway– because, of course, it’s incredibly toxic.
What does this have to do with the internet? Take Google as an example– Google generally runs smoothly, blends well with other sites (you can link it to your violating browser privacy settings in order to track users, and according to The Washington Post Google and the National Security Agency have formed an “alliance…to allow the two organizations to share critical information.” But is the threat of a government organization having access to your private information really anything like the threat of lead poisoning from lead white ? I suppose that depends on how much you trust the US government.account, as well as use it to sign in to Flickr and many other accounts), and seems to be a stable company. Of course, Google has also been caught
It is interesting to note that lead whiteis still in use today. If you take proper precautions when painting with it and handling finished paintings containing lead white, the risk of being poisoned can be significantly reduced. I think the same precaution should be used when you’re living in a lead white .