Too many doctorates in the air at the moment – which shouldn’t annoy me but does because I feel jealous even though I know I made the right decision to leave mine. Probably I’m freaked because I don’t seem to be getting anywhere with all the other shit I hoped to do. I don’t rule the world, I don’t get paid for running a site that I care about, I’m not David Bowie yet and I don’t get mentioned in the papers nearly enough. This whole mood was inspired, weirdly, by Freud Action Figures and somewhat ammeliorated by the fact that I’m speaking at a conference about Virtual Communities in a couple of months – alongside some people who recently interviewed me for a job I didn’t get. Sigh.