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Midday Confessions

I talked a bit ago about “classics,” and how some believe if you haven’t read them, you’re not properly a part of fandom, or some such silliness. 478 more words

Odds and Ends

It’s been a while since I posted here, and there still aren’t any huge issues I need to address, but since I know that blog-withdrawal is a horrible thing, I’m stopping by to sprinkle a few crumbs to sustain you until the next big idea stumbles in. 275 more words

Death of "Wired": Selected Comments

The Wired article I posted about here created quite a stir. It is from the latest issue, which I’ve looked through — it looks like a desperate ploy for attention, and the readers reacted in the Wired.com comments on the editorial lead-in story, “The Battle for Equality is WIRED,” with these perfect skewerings: 1,452 more words


The Death of "Wired": Hugo Awards Edition

Wired magazine used to be a go-to for in-depth technology reporting. Silicon Valley read it for accessible yet deep articles about upcoming tech and personalities. A tradition of quality writing now sadly being plowed under as ad revenues fall and good writers are replaced by cheap hacks. 784 more words


My Gamergate & Sad Puppies Apologia

It has been a little over a year since Gamergate started and a little over a year since I became involved with it. My traffic has more than doubled in the last year, so I think it’s a good time for a reflection on the matter for new folks. 1,008 more words


Balancing the Books (and Magazines)

Writers are philosophical creatures. We contemplate the meaning of Existence, and try to explicate the mysteries of Life through our Art. We know that although we do not possess the One Truth, we do possess the ability to articulate bits of Truth in a way others cannot. 454 more words