Blogosphere

If you are reading this at geoffarnold.com (directly or via RSS feed), you can ignore it. Nothing to see here, move along, etc. However there is a good chance that you’re seeing this text in some other blog or feed. There are many sites which monitor blogs for posts meeting certain criteria and then repost…

Read More Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – unattributed copying, not so much. Keywords: evil, religion, Android

Bloggers of all stripes have been toasting or roasting Andrew Sullivan on the occasion of the (approximate) tenth anniversary of the Daily Dish. There have been some sparkling contributions as well as several powerful indictments (sometimes in the same posting), but I particularly liked this bit from Stephen Bainbridge: Today, Andrew is leading the fight…

Read More Quote of the day: Kirk on populism

I’m pretty sure that this is the longest gap in my blogging since I started back in December 2003. So why the hiatus? A few reasons come to mind: A lot of my off-the-cuff comments which would previously have shown up in my blog now wind up on Twitter. Some of this is because it’s…

Read More Waiting….

Internet-Age Writing Syllabus and Course Overview As print takes its place alongside smoke signals, cuneiform, and hollering, there has emerged a new literary age, one in which writers no longer need to feel encumbered by the paper cuts, reading, and excessive use of words traditionally associated with the writing trade. Writing for Nonreaders in the…

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In the last week, I have used all of the following interpersonal communications technologies. By “used”, I mean actively participated, initiating and responding. Voice: Cell phone, Skype VOIP Real-time text: Skype IM, Facebook IM Narrowcast messaging: Email, LinkedIn, Facebook Broadcast messaging: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogging (posting and commenting) I can’t escape the feeling that a…

Read More Communications breakdown