<CPOV> Living In The End Of Minds
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 ...
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