Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Back to the Academy
The usual shifting of gears is afoot -- preoccupied with teaching Plato's Gorgias and Phaedrus today at Berkeley. Blogging will likely be l'il to nil. The mini-furor over "Unbearable Stasis" is slowing, and dust will soon regather no doubt in my blog nooks and crannies from the usual benign neglect, though humanity-plus has reprinted it today (quite a feather in the cap of a humanity-minus mehum like me), so far yielding the rich harvest of comments that it is word salad (sooper-geniuses seem to have the hardest time reading above a fourth-grade level), that I am a luddite (natch), and also that I am a commie with the blood of the gulag to answer for (talk about retro-futurism). A briefly enjoyable exchange with Giulio Prisco has arrived at the usual I know you are but am I landing-strip at which point to continue would be as pleasurable as poking my eye with a sharpened pencil. Not a bad way to end a long weekend. You know what a good way to begin a long work-week would be? Recalling Wisconsin Governor Walker! Dunno if it's too much to hope for, but On Wisconsin!