My friend was murdered in 2000. I think this is a pretty good description of what it’s like to attend the trial of the man who is accused of committing the crime.
First of all it’s been about 45 seconds since I’ve clicked the damn thing and I still I haven’t read a word of it because the site is too slow to load. And they don’t have an RSS feed that’s available on googlereader. That’s enough for me to not care.
Daily Beast peddles web-based news and [...]
Jack Shafer pens a theory for Slate that newspapers are in decline because they no longer mint the social currency of cocktail conversations and barbershop gossip. Next to social media and microblogs like Facebook and Twitter, the daily paper can’t keep up with the conversation.
He’s right that we’re just as likely to talk about [...]
The New York Times’s “Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?” would have lost me from the start — I try not to read anything in with LOL-speak in the title — were it not for my morbid curiosity about how badly Print Media fucked up the debate about the internet and literacy this time.
As ad sales dry up and youth-oriented magazines close shop, the glossy-paged world is getting increasingly desperate to rebuff its critics by generating buzz. The most recent round of death rattles proves ever more firmly that they’re still completely mystified by how to evolve.
Esquire: Rehash The Past
Esquire is having hard time coming with the [...]
Mark Bauerlein doesn’t think you’ve got the chops to finish reading this sentence because the internets turned your brain into mushy goop. Back in his day, they had to walk ten miles through the snow…
Sorry, pops. TLDNR.
Bauerlein’s new book, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future, or Don’t [...]