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Thinking about aphorisms and The Circle…

I found this passage that seems relevant in Suzy Anger’s Victorian Interpretation, in which she quotes George Eliot in The Mill on the Floss: All people of broad, strong sense have an instinctive repugnance to the men of maxims because such people … Continue reading

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All that happens must be known

The Circle by Dave Eggers is a dystopian story of a young woman, Mae, who gets a job at the premier, most widely-used, wealthiest technology company (monopoly), The Circle, which seems to have so much power, and penetrates people of … Continue reading

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Farman, “The Myth of the Disconnected Life”

It’s really lovely to read something that isn’t griping about damn-kids-these-days, always-plugged-in. Farman lays out the claims of those who argue we are disconnected from experience and others because of the pervasiveness of technology, then brilliantly tells the history of … Continue reading

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Tips for Troubleshooting Your Computer, Courtesy of The Onion Even the most experienced user can run into error messages, software crashes, hardware malfunctions, and other issues with their computer. Here are some tips for keeping your machine running smoothly: Unexplained … Continue reading

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Howard Gardner and Katie Davis, The App Generation

I read around in this book, though one day when I have time, I’d like to sit down and read the rest. Overall, I’m not appalled by this, which is more than I can say for most publications about the … Continue reading

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Matthew Kirschenbaum, “How has technology changed writing and literature?”

On some awful video software, Kirschenbaum traces the history of the introduction of computers into writers’ practices of composing and editing mostly works of what would be considered “literature”–fiction, screenplays, etc. Word processing software met with some resistance, was considered … Continue reading

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