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imminent death of the net predicted

Posted by vlorbik on May 10, 2012

i can’t post to fucking facebook.

even wordpress is giving me a hard time.

i’ll be damned to hell forever before i

“upgrade” any of these mostly-worse-

-than useless pieces of stinking crap.

but meanwhile, i looked up my dad’s

<A HREF=”http://texts.cdlib.org/view?docId=hb5f59n9gs&chunk.id=div00037&brand=calisphere&doc.view=entire_text”>obituary</A&gt; at U of cali.

there’s a thread in th’ “book” about children of

indiana u profs of the 60s & 70s; i meant to’ve

posted the link there.  so if this post shows *up*

there, maybe somebody’ll cut-and-paste appropriately.

i fucking quit.

7 Responses to “imminent death of the net predicted”

  1. vlorbik said

    oh for the love of fucking god.

  2. VanessaVaile said

    this found me in the middle of reflecting on and trying to write about my “digital identities” … surely this sort of aggravation is part of them. I’m still trying to figure out material world identities, no doubt need upgrades there too that I can’t afford

  3. somebody else said

    material world upgrades, yeah!
    like diet & exercise, right?…
    where it’s not so much the *money*
    that one “can’t afford” as… what?…
    the emotional toughness or something.
    some sort of god-and-mammon thing
    at work here i think. good to hear from
    you, VV! i’ll have more to say via email.

  4. somebody else said

    trailer for _’junct_

  5. vlorbik said

    can’t post to f’book again. could this morning. anyhow, emerson put up a link to this: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/hey_wait_a_minute/2012/06/teresa_sullivan_fired_from_uva_what_happens_when_universities_are_run_by_robber_barons_.single.html#pagebreak_anchor_2
    i don’t want to click “like” over bad news. anyhow, this’ll be easier to find…

  6. thanks, good article, better than higher ed media too, something I am seeing more and more of. I know what you mean… interesting, recommended reading would be better, a representative range of buttons, but maybe admin figures avg f’bkr only wants what is likable, consumption paths of least resistance.

    Did you see the Kaplan news? http://abetterkaplan.blogspot.com/2012/06/kaplan-english-teachers-vote-guild.html. Encouraging, especially knowing Kaplan

  7. vlorbik said

    @VV: i must’ve gotten that link via f’book… very likely from you!

    summary (@ the net): 84 ESL teachers in NYC now unionized; a first at
    any kaplan (2.5 $B annual revenues) workplace in th’ US (oh, canada!).

    congrats to “teachers for a better kaplan” & the newspaper guild!

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