The medium is the message: why I’m sick of Twitter

The innate terse­ness of Twit­ter inevitably requires the strip­ping away of nuance, the boil­ing-down and con­cen­tra­tion of a sin­gle sharp point; mean­while, the ephemer­al­i­ty of Twit­ter means not only does one have to grab atten­tion, but one has to grab it RIGHTFUCKINGNOW, before some­one else comes along with some­thing equal­ly grab­by.

Calvin And Hobbes embodied the voice of the lonely child

Dis­ap­pear­ing into his own world is a cop­ing mech­a­nism for deal­ing with a world that seems to have lit­tle patience or place for him. His iso­la­tion breeds fan­ta­sy, which breeds iso­la­tion, which does him no favors at school or at home. To be a lone­ly child in the world means cre­at­ing your own fun, your own friends, your own mag­ic.

The Irony of Writing About Digital Preservation

There is no guar­an­tee that we will be able to read today’s news on tomorrow’s com­put­ers. I’ve been study­ing news preser­va­tion for the past two years, and I can con­fi­dent­ly say that most media com­pa­nies use a preser­va­tion strat­e­gy that resem­bles Swiss cheese.