Posts Tagged ‘blogs’

Were Neanderthals the first bloggers?

Friday, June 15th, 2012

I was reading a story today about the fact that they have just proved that these cave paintings are over 41,000 years old, which is 15,000 years older than previously thought.  This means that they could have been done by either homo sapiens or Neanderthals.  Apparently, cave painting didn’t start till early man made it to Europe, and it is considered this maybe due to the social interactions of the time.  In other words, even back then, our ancestors might have felt the need to record their thoughts and feelings to share with their fellows.  Admittedly a cave wall is a little slower than broadband but I doubt my blogs, or many others, will have the longevity of this first ‘blog’.

The need for self expression goes very deep and it is important in any project to try to allow the people who it affects to have some capacity for this as it promotes ownership and lowers resistance.  It is the equivalent of the potted plant on the desk or the poster on the wall.  It turns neutral or alien space in something that they own.

“The desire for self-expression afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world.”   Fay Weldon
”My interest lies in my self-expression — what’s inside of me”   John Turturro