Quill: "So Dan, congratulations on your acquisition of Steemit Inc. Ironically, things have come full circle. I have to admit, though, this acquisition takes me, as I suspect it will take many others, by complete surprise."
Dan: "When opportunity knocks. I could see things weren't going to work out for Justin Sun so I decided to intervene and make things better for everyone involved. To salve the wounds of war, so to speak."
Quill: "Blessed is the Peace Maker. I am curious, though. Given the existing capabilities of EOS and Voice, what does the STEEM/Steemit acquisition bring to the table?"
Dan: "Well, obviously, I don't want the two blockchains and their respective social media platforms to be so similar that they cannibalize each others user base. So, I envision developing EOS and Voice for 'general population applications' while morphing STEEM/Steemit into a platform for 'specialists.'"
Quill: "Specialists? Intriguing. Could you give me a specific example?"
Dan: "Well, Quill, you're a poet, right? You write traditional poetry which utilizes a fixed meter, rhythm and rhyme scheme. It's an art form that requires a lot of literary skill. But what about poets who can't meet your strict standards of literary construction? Ones who just want to write grammatically and syntactically incorrect sentences that don't make sense."
Quill: "You mean 'Free Verse.'"
Quill: "So ... you envision creating a home for Free Verse poets on Steemit. A place where they could find and interact with one another ... while still sheltering the world from their artistic endeavors. It's almost charitable. What about the underlying STEEM blockchain? Could Dev's still use it for creating DApps?"
Dan: "Of course. But again I envision that such DApp development would be specialized in nature."
Quill: "For example?"
Dan: "Well, for example, DApps for deciphering all those Free Verse poems. I never know what the Hell any of them mean. I memorized one just so I could sound pithy and profound at parties but, if I'm being honest, I haven't the faintest idea what it's about."
Quill: "Really? Do you remember how it goes? Maybe I could break it down for you."
Dan: "Actually, that would be great. OK, here it is:
Of the ferments in Heaven, lament
Like locusts in a pale tent
Quill: "Oh Christ, who wrote that?"
Quill: "Oh, that guy. Why am I not surprised? Sorry mate, I've got nothing."
Dan: "No problem. The STEEM Dev's will create a DApp to unravel such semantic enigmas."
Quill: "Dan, I have to admit, that's actually a pretty good idea. I wonder, though, how the Dev's will react. And the Whales and Witnesses. A lot of them have pet projects they'll be reluctant to axe in this reorganization."
Dan: "I don't think it'll be particularly problematic. They've just faced an Extinction Level Event and I think they'll be so happy just to have survived that they'll be moved by their muse."
Quill: "I don't know, Dan. I've been reading Whale and Witness posts for a long time. They're not a particularly literate lot. I once published a satirical post in which I introduced a new genre of poetry, "Misspelled Prepositional Poems," which featured my alleged Magnus Opus, 'The.' I was being sarcastic. @theycallmedan gave me a 100% upvote and @bluemist commented, 'Bravo, sir, Bravo. I shall weep for a month.'"
Dan: "Fair enough. But it doesn't all have to be about Free Verse, does it? Some people are more naturally inclined to express themselves visually than verbally. So, I have an idea for that too."
Quill: "Hit me."
Dan: "Well, my brainstorm is actually based upon one of your prior posts."
Quill: "Really. Which one?"
Dan: "The post about mimes."
Quill: "Mimes? You mean, 'An Ode to a Guilotine?'"
Dan: "That's the one. Mimes have become social pariahs, in no small measure because of people like you: Snotty artisitic bullies with no sympathy for the talentless ... no offense intended. But everyone needs to belong, right? Even those who society has traditionally burnt at the stake. STEEM/Steemit will become their new home."
Quill: "And you think the Whales, Witnesses and Dev's will get on board with all this?"
Dan: "Sure, why not? It's all about providing a solution to a problem. No one has ever understood why mimes do what they do, so why not help them deliberate upon the demented? An 'intelligence presence' in computers ... necessitated by an 'intelligence absence' in humans."
Quill: "And so, maybe a DApp for interpreting ... Interpretative Dance?"
Dan: "If that's what you call that shit, sure. And given the maniacal state of the Millenial generation, there'll be a near-infinite amount of material in need of a near-infinite number of DApps. Everybody wins."
Quill: "Jesus Dan ... I'm sold! You're a friggin' genius. And on that note, I would like to close by thanking you for entrusting me to deliver this important news to the blockchain. I'm sure the community will be delighted by your efforts to save it from oblivion."