Monday, January 28, 2008

Blogs


Sarah Boxer has a great article in NY Review of Books with a simple title: Blogs. The article asks -- and attempts to answer -- these basic questions:

Are [blogs] a new literary genre? Do they have their own conceits, forms, and rules? Do they have an essence?

Over at A Blog Around the Clock, Bora called this piece "obligatory reading of the day." I agree with him. Go read it now recommends Laelaps' response to Sarah Boxer's piece (see his comment below).

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On a not entirely unrelated note, check out this little presentation about the future of media. Here's its hook: "In the year 2014, the New York Times has gone offline. The Fourth Estates fortunes have waned. What happened to the news?"

Link via Siva Vaidhyanathan's project The Googlization of Everything.

2 Comments:

  1. coturnix said...

    Thanks for the link. It is really the response by Lealaps that is Obligatory to read, the NYRB text is just necessary pre-reading for it.

  2. Abi said...

    Thanks, Bora, for the clarification. I have amended the post.