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September 21, 2013

How You Know You're In the Deep End of the BS Pool

When a novelist who I believe ought to have known better, Salman Rushdie, succumbs to Twitter.
Or when a politically committed print magazine that I respect, N 1, denigrates print magazines as terminally "male," celebrates the internet as "female," and somehow neglects to consider the internet's accelerating pauperisation of freelance writers. Or when good lefty professors who once resisted alienation --€“ who criticised capitalism for its restless assault on every tradition and every community that gets in its way -- start calling the corporatised internet "revolutionary." Jonathan Franzen: what's wrong with the modern world | Books | The Guardian

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 21, 2013 6:26 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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A friend and I were discussing the other night how quickly the language is changing. At one time it took hundreds of years for a language to adopt new styles, or make changes in the way people speak. But with Twitter, facebook, the internet, texting, etc the change happens very quickly.

Perhaps we will all be reduced to letters and symbols and sentences and paragraphs will be less than 140 characters.

Posted by: Potsie at September 22, 2013 5:33 AM

It's an interesting article. For a guy who's a pronounced leftist and writing in a leftist newspaper, he sounds awfully conservative.

Posted by: Philip at September 22, 2013 8:12 AM

He's a progressive except when someone moves HIS cheese. (Capitalized personal pronoun inserted as emphasis and not intended to imply that said cheese is the property of the Deity, or that Franzen is the Deity)

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