Category Archive: Internet

Information and Its Children

In Bertold Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, the title character eventually loses all of her children to the war she follows and tried to profit from.  My concern these days, and growing… Continue reading

Judging the Book

One of George Eliot’s epigraphs in Middlemarch concerns what Marshall McLuhan, almost a century later and in a totally different context, would capsulize as ‘the medium is the message’: 1st Gent. How class… Continue reading

Roads to Nowhere?

‘If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.’ Baseball great Yogi Berra famously gave directions to his home: “When you come to the fork in the road, take… Continue reading

Babbling at Babel

I was standing on the sidewalk, had a noise in my head.There were loudspeakers babbling, but nothing was said. – Richard Farina See, here’s what “they” don’t get: It’s not that we of… Continue reading

Going Down the Tubes?

[This review of mine appeared yesterday on the ePluribus Media Journal.] The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture (New York: Currency, 2007), by Andrew Keen Andrew Keen has… Continue reading