if Robert Zimmerman, of small-town Hibbing, Minnesota, had had a Facebook profile, could he really have re-created himself as the New York beatnik Bob Dylan?

Jaron Lanier, quoted in “Six Reasons Why I’m Not On Facebook,” Wired.com (via somethingchanged)

Well, he could’ve deleted his Robert Zimmerman profile and re-created his Bob Dylan identity with a matching online persona.