Jan 14, 2011 @ 9:00:00 am
Wikipedia turns ten years old this weekend, and The Atlantic has assembled a line-up of “all star thinkers” including Jonathan Lethem, Clay Shirky, and the guy who started Craigslist, Craig Newmark (among others), to share their capital T thoughts about the open-source encyclopedia. There’s a lot to digest in the various pieces, but we especially like Lethem’s take: “The generation of an infinite number of bogusly 'objective' sentences in an English of agonizing patchwork mediocrity is no cause for celebration, even if it eventually amounts to a Borgesian paraphrase of our entire universe.”
A newly discovered Dashiell Hammett story is being published for the first time in Strand magazine.
The best part of waking up? Pynchon in your cup.
Jean-Luc Godard was railing against e-books before they existed, in an
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