These two schools could have strengthened one another, uniting the force and...– This is the conclusion of a piece by Maria Bustillos on the Awl that you should go check out, even if you skip all the stuff about art at the beginning and just look at the “table of Google searches using the phrase “I hate _________,” and put in a lot of divisive-seeming haute-literary...
My initial thoughts upon playing with Google Buzz
On first glance, I posted “seems twittery so far” and then dug a bit deeper and posted this: Okay, after playing a bit more and seeing how others are using it, I see lots of friendfeediness too. Because of gmail, I see it overcoming adoption barriers. Because of facebook, I see it overcoming the what/why/how barriers. Downside is yet one more tempting distraction in my inbox, a...
Joshua glared up and down Whitehall, at the happy people going about their dress...– After fitful stops and starts in the first hundred pages, I blew through the middle section of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth. I’ve forced myself to slow down and savor the final 100 pages, and the above bit from p.412 is one of the many nuggets that I love.