Archive for July, 2008

Online, R U Really Reading?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Literacy Debate - Online, R U Really Reading? - Series - NYTimes.com But what do they think I just did with that article? I read it online!

Don’t Drink the Nuclear Kool-Aid | AlterNet

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Don’t Drink the Nuclear Kool-Aid | AlterNet Typical knee-jerk anti-nuke article but comments actually worth reading

Attention Returns to Distraction

Monday, July 21st, 2008

A couple of weeks ago I posted briefly on (one of the many responses to) Nicholas Carr's article in the current Atlantic Monthly. Now I am reading another article on the topic. Bryan Appleyard in the Sunday Times refers to various recent books and articles about why the "Google generation isn’t as smart as it […]

Cultural Identity

Monday, July 14th, 2008

This article by Keenan Malik (from Butterflies and Wheels via ALDaily) challenges some of the attitudes attributed to cultural preservationists and comes close to, without quite making explicit, the essentially organic nature of cultures and their interactions. What he misses I think is the question of whether and how to mitigate the adverse effects on […]