<CPOV> Living In The End Of Minds

Jon Awbrey jawbrey at att.net
Thu Jul 15 16:06:48 CEST 2010

Geert Lovink wrote:
 > Reading Slavoj Zizek's 2010 ''Living in the End Times'' book,
 > I noticed the author quoting Wikipedia a number of times.
 > No big deal, you would say but it is significant in the
 > light of ongoing controversy around Wikipedia as a
 > reliable (academic) source.  Zizek is considered
 > a leading intellectual, and arguably Europe's
 > most famous philosopher of the baby boomers
 > (b. 1949).  This postwar generation entered
 > their professional lives in the age of the
 > (electronic) type writer, well before the
 > introduction of the personal computer.
 > If a critic like Zizek includes
 > Wikipedia in his verbal stream
 > of conciousness it is a sign
 > of the times that Wikipedia
 > has become an integral part
 > of our media environment.

Kind of like ''Peanuts'' cartoons ...

Jon ;)


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