Thanksgiving Is Ruined
January 11, 2008
periodic table of silences
Ursula K. Le Guin, in the new Harpers, contemplates the (in her opinion, Clemensian) fate of the book in the current age of conglomerocorporate publishing; shakes her head with regret, and a hint of amusement; then observes:
Perhaps blogging is an effort to bring creativity to networking, and perhaps blogs will develop aesthetic form, but they certainly haven't done it yet.
Her fascinating essay is entitled, "Staying Awake: Notes on the Alleged Decline of Reading."
The only minor point of clarification that TiR would toss in would be to say: Blogs can be silent too, or at least can aspire to be, in their own ways.
And on that note: Goodbye, for at least the next week.