Wiki: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 â€“ April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists and European royalty.
Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain “the father of American literature”.
I had the pleasure to install my multidimensional-time-travel Instant Messenger in order to have a small chat with mr. Mark Twain on 21st century blogging, online advertising and new media:
Me: Do you think it’s a good idea to invest in online?
Mark Twain: Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.
Me: But I know you read online newspapers… what do you have to say about them?
Mark Twain: Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
Me: I see you like the advertisements 🙂 – what do you think about advertising on blogs? I saw people writing bad things about the new iPhone 3G while promoting the new HTC.
Mark Twain: The lack of money is the root of all evil.
Me: What do you think about the scandals in the Romanian blogosphere and about all the bloggers criticizing and screaming online? I’m really interested in your opinion.
Mark Twain: Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
Me: So if we forbid videos with Mircea Badea from Trilulilu.ro, he’s not going to be popular anymore?
Mark Twain: The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.
Me: How would you classify Romanian bloggers preaching about the Internet and its values?
Mark Twain: There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
Me: But what do you think about the old classic bloggers – are they like classic books?
Mark Twain: ‘Classic.’ A book which people praise and don’t read.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.
Me: Have you seen the figures regarding the online advertising market in Romania? Some people said 16 mil, some people 32.
Mark Twain: There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
Me: Do you plan to start a blog from Beyond and write about online advertising?
Mark Twain: It is easier to stay out than get out.
Me: It means that you think that the Internet creates dependency… as smoking does?
Mark Twain: Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.
Me: How is the life after death? Is it true that your soul goes online?
Mark Twain: The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. 🙂
Me: Did you find out about Steve Jobs and his death published by Bloomberg?
Mark Twain: I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
Me: No, he’s not dead yet!
Mark Twain: All right, then, I’ll go to hell.
Read more Mark Twain qoutes here, have a nice week and please don’t criticize mr. Mark Twain on your blog.