This book review is a mostly not wrong discussion of why I have moved my tweetlike posting off facebook to a privately hosted wordpress instance – to serve a “scripturient” addiction to writing and sharing without also feeding the rapacious machine, which transforms the desire for connection into a death wish. I don’t think he has it exactly right, but he’s definitely onto something, and more nuanced than most anti-social-media thinkpieces. Perhaps someday I will read the book!
I’ve been a fan of this blog for years now (it’s always a treat to get an update in my email), and they’ve just posted this fantastic essay on consumption and capitalism under lockdown.
Writing in my wrist warmers that used to be socks. Hurray for fall and the start of a new semester!
I am posting this because I am a post-doc right now, but this is also a major and worsening problem for graduate students and other contingent scholars.