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Always suspicious when one media (long form text) criticizes another (short form text).
You talking to me?
Observation basically not criticism and hence falls out of the self referential recursion you are implying.
Another example is "Network" a movie (and book) about television. In general when one medium criticizes another it also goes overboard and demonizes the new and competitive medium. A Star Is Born played out on a McLuhanesque stage.
And I do mean old days: they should have to mail it in.
* I do not consider Slog legitimate.
"Everyone on that thread agrees with you. No one agrees with him." LOL
But yeah, he's a person. A deeply unpleasant person on line, but a person none the less, so thank you for helping me remember that.
What results is a really interesting comment thread, with well-thought out ideas and a discernible trajectory of process, assimilation and growth re: the subject.
It seems/sounds controlling and the quality of the moderator is absolutely key to the effectiveness of the thread, of course; but it's actually refreshing to have the comments section resemble the energetic discourse of a night out with peers - you may not always agree, but the conversation is lively, thought-provoking and (relatively) insult free.
FOR SOMEONE SO IN TOUCH WITH THE ONLINE WORLD, I MUST ASK: WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT EVERYBODY? Caps Lock stuck or something? Jesus Christ.
-inaccuracies are noticed
-writers get to see if and how their work is contributing to society (dialog within the readership base)
@CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON: dude, you Caps Lock is stuck. And I for one would consider 3 post for one article to constitute spam...or at the very least a rant. I would also consider people like you who essentially hijack a board to be a big part of the problem.
I read this book. It was supremely uncomfortable to read, which I think was (at least part of) the point. However, it was also very good.