The Paradox of Quality

One of the web’s primary flaws is that it’s actually too easy to use. And as content becomes ever easier to create, finding quality content becomes even more difficult. That’s the general premise of Cult of the Amateur by Andrew Keen, which lobbies for the return of cultural gatekeepers.  It’s Read more…

Talk Less, Do More

I’ve been thinking. Most “serious” bloggers blog daily, because a daily blog is a heartbeat.  It lets the people who follow you know that you’re still alive, still thinking, still contributing to the greater good. But what, exactly, are you contributing? If I Don’t Blog, I Don’t Exist Most daily Read more…

The Death of Fun

Remember the ’80s?  Those were my formative years, so their influence is hard to shake, but I can’t help but feel like the ’80s were the last time in Western culture when fun was generally acceptable. I grew up reading comic books like Batman and Spider-Man, and watching cartoons like Read more…