Greg Veen

2 September 2003

Re-entry

I'm back from my second Burning Man, which was spectacular -- and essentially indescribable. I like how Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Perry Barlow puts it: "The important thing about Burning Man is that it is the most experiential phenomenon I can think of. It can't be turned into data in any useful way. You can't informatize it by blogging it, filming it or taking pictures of it, because so much of it can't be translated into information."

I also like how a friend of mine described his experience: "I cracked myself pretty wide open this year, and don't imagine I'll ever be quite the same again.  I ran my soul thru the wringer and have come out leaner and cleaner for it.  Back in the office I'm wavering between a normal work day and periodically wanting to burst or implode. The lesson learned: burn bright, kids; burn as bright as you possibly can every day you're alive."

Posted by Greg at 03:31 PM.

On 10 September 2003 at 11:01 AM, eric commented:

hey greg, sorry i didn't find you whilst i was there. i had a blast, and seems you did, too. "normal" america frightens me, but the playa is always a happy home.

love the EFF quote--my blog recap of BM is so lame ;)

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