Wednesday, June 14, 2006

More theory on trolls

I just learned today that Tolkien actually foresaw the existence of internet trolls:

"But Orcs and Trolls spoke as they would, without love of words or things; and their language was actually more degraded and filthy than I have shown it. I do not suppose that any will wish for a closer rendering, though models are easy to find. Much the same sort of talk can still be heard among the orc-minded; dreary and repetitive with hatred and contempt, too long removed from good to retain even verbal vigour, save in the ears of those to whom only the squalid sounds strong"

Wow! :o)


Blogger Homie Bear said...

Professor Tolkien also foresaw the internet itself- think of the Palantir network!

11:37 AM, June 14, 2006  

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