Sunday, September 11, 2005

that's just about right

From a more or less interesting extended piece in the NY Times about upstart cultural critique style magazines.

"If you are an overeducated (or at least a semi-overeducated) youngish person with a sleep disorder and a surfeit of opinions, the thing to do, after all, is to start a blog."

Hmmm. Although they then go on to describe it as:

"Blogs embody and perpetuate a discourse based on speed, topicality, cleverness and contention - all qualities very much ascendant in American media culture these days."

I don't really feel like my blog is very clever. I suppose it's contentious from time to time. Topicality? Well, apparently this NY Times writer doesn't know what topicality means. Either that or he thinks that bloggers are constantly arguing about "whether or not a policy action being debated is relevant to the resolution", the apparently rather narrow technical definition of the term.

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