Monday, January 28, 2008


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.


  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.