We all know how to assign value to things, as a category. Nouns are easy – they have substance, they can be counted. But how do you assign value to your actions? How do we quantify actions without the ability to qualify their substance?
The web, the Media Maker’s Guide to the Universe says, is big. Really, vastly big. You just wouldn’t believe how unimaginably, incredibly big the web really is. It’s one of those things that either no one can ever fully understand (or if you did, you’d be driven mad by the knowledge).
Really? Big? Big is a quantification, applicable to nouns.
While we describe the web with adjectives, like we do nouns, we continually approach it as a trend, a strategy. A collection of recorded verbs. The web is fast. The web is dynamic. It’s interactive.
The web is expression. Expression is, by nature, non-quantifiable. We can count words, or theses, defined ideas. But the expression inherent in those ideas – the angle by which individuals make their thesis or concept known – is impossible to measure, because it’s subjective.
If we’re going to assign a value to expression, we need to get better at our caveats.