Recently there’s been quite a lot of handwringing about the internet’s effect on “deep reading”, and about the so-called “ADHD Generation”, who supposedly can’t concentrate on anything longer than a tweet or Facebook update. If that is indeed so, then it’s obviously bad news for all authors – but is it true?
Warning: this post contains half-baked speculation, crackpot predictions, and pretentious posturing. Oh, and links. Lots of links. You have been warned! Thanks to the internet, we live in the interesting times of the Chinese curse. The internet is as potent as it is unpredictable. As a quick glance at the comments accompanying the average YouTube video will… Continue reading Alt Lit, the Internet, and the State of Self-publishing: Part 1
It was bound to happen eventually. After years of getting by with a creaky old computer that probably wasn’t even good for spare parts anymore, last week the inevitable happened: our PC conked out, packed up, gave up the ghost. Sorting out a replacement is taking some considerable time, as is generally the case here in… Continue reading Stepping off the Information Superhighway