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Reading and the Web - Texts Without Context -
by k at 10:40 am EDT, Mar 23, 2010

“Online culture,” he writes, “is dominated by trivial mash-ups of the culture that existed before the onset of mash-ups, and by fandom responding to the dwindling outposts of centralized mass media. It is a culture of reaction without action.”

Texts Without Context
by noteworthy at 7:09 am EDT, Mar 31, 2010

David Shields / William Gibson:

Who owns the words?

Who owns the music and the rest of our culture?

We do -- all of us -- though not all of us know it yet.

Steven Johnson:

That's the thing about games without frontiers. You never really know when you're playing.

Jean-Luc Godard:

It's not where you take things from -- it's where you take them to.

Marisa Meltzer:

With blogs, everyone became a critic. With Tumblr, everyone's a curator.

With Tumblr, there is no "stealing" words or images, only reblogging. It encourages a delightful collectivity. The reblog button may currently only be available on tumblelogs, but it's only a matter of time until this quick-and-easy curation function is adapted for the rest of the Internet. Perhaps Tumblr's greatest innovation is that it has settled the question of who owns content on the Internet by eliminating the idea of ownership all together.

Matt Higgins:

One bear will teach another bear, and then that bear will do it.

The nice thing is, it's not a free for all. We're taking care of the problem responsibly. We're targeting the troublemakers, and we're hoping the troublemakers will be gone someday.

Gordon Crovitz:

Getting our heads around information abundance will mean becoming more discerning about what information is worth our time and what kinds of tasks require real focus.

Lapham's Quarterly:

Demosthenes composed his orations after shaving half his head so that he would be too embarrassed to show himself in public.

Caterina Fake:

It's an incredible amount of data. And now, I'd say we're in the position where we can actually use this data. We can actually make assumptions.


Money for me, databases for you.

David Foster Wallace:

If anybody feels like perspiring, I'd advise you to go ahead, because I'm sure going to.

Fear not:

If you are a sufferer of Hyperhidrosis, then there is no reason for you to worry and feel embarrassed any more.

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