Benjamin Geer on Fri, 10 Aug 2007 22:30:39 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> The banality of blogging

2007/8/10, pavlos hatzopoulos <>:

> We are also happy for the discovery. Blogs are tools, and so are pens, but
> you *cannot* write anything you want with them. Tools determine the limits
> of what you *can *write.

How does a blog limit you any differently from a pen?

> Blogging invites and celebrates banality

On what evidence do you base that conclusion?  People are using blogs
to publish all the sorts of things that they previously used pens for:
scientific research, fiction, journalism, political manifestos,

> when bloggers attempt to give a different
> picture of the 'personal', which is immanently political, which is
> inherently transgressive they are brushed aside.

And you think that phenomenon is unique to blogs?  I'd say it's just
as strongly associated with pens.


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