[CrackMonkey] Quote of the day
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Feb 23 11:31:46 PST 2000
Quoting David Cassel (destiny at wco.com):
> "Slashdot, with its uncontrolled content and participants' poor impulse
> control, remains Internet culture's answer to 'Lord of the Flies'."
> -- http://www.salon.com/tech/books/2000/02/23/geeks/index1.html
Unfortunately, Scoville also blew it, earlier in the article, with:
"Leveraging his position and connections as a notable journalist...."
Not in _this_ universe.
I suppose it's remotely conceivable that Jonathan Katz has demonstrated
competence in some other areas of journalism -- perhaps in what I gather
was his former career covering Rock and Roll and other children's music.
However, in this one, he quickly revealed himself as a clueless hack.
And the story would have stopped there, except he's not quite the usual
run of wannabe. Add self-absorbtion, loudness, obnoxiousness. Subtract
any sense of class or discernment. And that's our boy.
Technophiles as tortured souls and participants in Katz's cult of the
victim? Please, spare me.
I was never among those who wasted their time berating Katz. I simply
filtered him out.
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