bookmarks for July 30th, 2013 through August 6th, 2013

  • The Ecuadorian Library — Geek Empire — Medium – Sterling on Snowden, Assange, Wikileaks, NSA. Cleverness distracts from the point too often, but he might be opening a focus on an implication of all media converging, Kittler, media always being a misuse of military equipment. – (Kittler media_theory essay politics )
  • The Ideal English Major – The Chronicle Review – – One for FYW and print argument, making a fallacious argument about The Quality of Being an English Major. Sample: "The businessman prattles about excellence, leadership, partnerships, and productivity. The athlete drones on about the game plan, the coach, one play at a time, and the inestimable blessing of having teammates who make it all possible. The politician pontificates about unity, opportunity, national greatness, and what's in it for the middle class. When such people talk, they are not so much human beings as tape loops." And it doesn't get much better than that. One of those essays that takes back in its enactment most of what it says in it's argument. – (fyc fallacious argument )