Our thoughts intersect so much, Stephen! I've been thinking about internet windmills lately, predatory capitalism, and the formidable parasite industry this platform has spawned.
I see desperate people latching on and being played for suckers by people more enterprising than them who are swift to relieve them of their last dollars.
It's all about greed now, seldom about conversation or exchange.
And yet, the concept is brilliant therefore I'm loath to give up on it just yet. Imagine if Medium were some kind of digital agora where we incubate a better society by confronting the worst parts of ourselves out loud, together...
"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one", sang John Lennon.
Still, glad to hear you're OK. Take care + enjoy the summer! xo