Monday, July 11, 2005

it gets even better - academic blogging

Planned Obsolescence: "It is clear that “Ivan Tribble”—and oh, the juicy irony of such an anonymous, snarky rant from someone so apparently above the level of blogdom—imagines the web not at all as a vehicle for the development, exploration, and communication of new modes of interconnection among individual users, but rather as a convenient location from which to spy on those around him. I choose the masculine pronoun here both in reflection of the author’s masculine nom de plume and in service to the ringing sound of “old boy” around the author’s prose, something further supported by his easy panopticism and the conclusions he draws from what he finds. "

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