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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Antisocial Networking!!

So..... how often have we been told that "it will rot your brain and turn you into a zombie!"

As far back as the mid nineteenth century we had the Penny Dreadfuls and also "dime" novels from the States.

Then in the 1950's "comics" were seen as the ruin of their age (psychiatrist Frederic Wertham wrote a book, The Seduction of the Innocent, where he accused comic books of causing youth corruption and juvenile delinquency).

Video nasties in the '80s then took over the mantle, creating the trash that is today's adults.

now...... we have "Antisocial Networking!!"

will we never learn how easily our children are injured??

Can we ever climb back up the shore towards the purity before the 1850's ...... or is this all the Descent of Man?

ah, who cares, maybe I'll just Twitter this.....


ahh, all this new fangled communication ain't all bad then.

oh, maybe it is

Monday, February 23, 2009

Social unrest networking

2 stories caught my attention over lunch:

I think the "summer of discontent" may b a bit overplayed - simply the person for whom it would be an issue is saying that its more likely and its being slightly dramatised.

Networking for museum lovers is really interesting.
Well, its being run by a (physical) network of museums, so it'll be interesting how the physical-world is mirrored online - both in terms of visitor activity and interactions as well as the cross-management of those spaces (eg cross promotions like 2-galleries-for-one tickets; if you liked that, you'll love this etc).

The fact its just got to have a dating component is of no concern to me whatsoever.


Also they just have to have a dating section... I mean, its a must

Friday, February 13, 2009

a blog a month keeps the doctor.... un-rhymeable

a post a month probably not bad all things considered.

so, what am I up to....

listening to Seldom seen Kid by Elbow and liking it very very much. They get compared to Coldplay every time yet to refute this means I'll have to listen to a lot of Coldplay.

And life really is too short for that.

what else.....?

Revolutionary graphics [see post below] might make an impact in late(r) 2009 due to the Tate exhibition on Rodchenko and Popova.

Though Cuba part 1 sank without much trace. Perhaps that great conspiracy theorist Oliver Stone is conspiring to have Castro pronounced dead and raise the film's profile...?

shocking thought. The Oscars cn do that for him.

rambling now.... best to lie down for a month and blog again then....