Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
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Man's Screed About Internet Stupidity Mocked on Internet


Important Editor: I Hate The Internet But Love Trolling. What Do You Think?less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


"He just rolled up and trolled. He went into a venue where people have elected to be, and told everyone that their presence there makes them stupid. He then laments that he did not receive more positive responses from within that forum itself."
Well, yes, here you go. As someone said earlier today, if Times mag editor Hugo Lindgren really wanted to be a big man, he could probably kick it up a notch by firing his boss and columnist, Bill Keller.

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caw_caw (#5,641)

Sigh

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

Socrates… is… a character… in… a dialogueWRITTEN… by Plato… Yes, he argues… that writingUNDERMINES memory… IN a PIECE of WRITING… so what… the point is still validdespite the irony… or paradox… or whatever

@dntsqzthchrmn Get him to Plato's pharmacy, stat!

Abe Sauer (#148)

@dntsqzthchrmn + 1 (drachma)

When will he start writing about the various scheduling conflicts he will face in the upcoming wedding season?

Abe Sauer (#148)

Clearly, Keller's pulling a Rooney. But: "Much of Keller's evidence relies on a lone experience." Um, isn't that what the counterargument is all about? Sure, the Gizmodo crowd is probably having "meaningful experiences that make you smarter, build lasting relationships, and generally enhance your life" from all this garbage but are most people?

The whole defending tech-comm advancements with the "they are what you make of them" line seems as tired as old men getting grumpy about "technology." I mean, the the Middle Age Man SNL VHS sketch is 20 years old now.

Also, there seems to be at least one VERY GOOD argument that, while not siding with Keller, could certainly use some addressing w/r/t Giz's argument about "an evolutionary advancement."
http://bit.ly/iEeJkT

caw_caw (#5,641)

@Abe Sauer It's weird how no one seems to give Keller credit for having a sense of humor. He's fairly amusing in a dry, editor of the NY Times kind of way. Can you imagine any of his predecessors joking about passing a crystal pipe to their kid?

Abe Sauer (#148)

@caw_caw Indeed! You are not allowed to have a hyperbolically humorous opinion at the NYT UNLESS you are a well know blogger who has won an NYT op-ed/mag gig AFTER establishing cred at your blogging gig.

propertius (#361)

I tend to call bullshit on people quoting Plato, especially on the web, since I've met very few people who have actually read and understood any of it.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

@propertius: Symposium for next Classic Trash!

propertius (#361)

@dntsqzthchrmn That's a great choice. Alcibiades is definitely proto-trash.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

But: Twitter does make you stupid — nobody appears to be able to parse Keller's hashtag as anything other than "hey! you stupid." Which is not what he was saying.

Also: working at the Times will make you self-satisfied. Discuss.

Abe Sauer (#148)

@dntsqzthchrmn Ha! The best part is, in true form, a blog only had something to write about AFTER an original NYT piece was published on the matter.

BadUncle (#153)

One of Ezra Pound's most famous poems was 14 words long. Of course, he was a fascist. I'd look for a resolution, but I'm out of characters.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

@BadUncle: The late Paul Violi's satire of Pound had him secretly thinking sweat was "petals on a wetback's brow"

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