Pluralistic: Oops! All linkdump! (02 May 2023)

Today’s links Oops! All linkdump!: The old ways are best. This day in history: 2013, 2018, 2022 Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming/recent appearances, current writing projects, current reading Oops! All linkdump! (permalink) In 1997, Jorn Barger coined the term “web-log” to describe his website “Robot Wisdom,” where he logged his journeys around this exciting new digital space called “the web.” Two years later, Peter Merholz shortened “web-blog” to “blog”: Two years after that, I started blogging, when Mark Frauenfelder made me a guest-editor on Boing Boing: I’ve now been blogging for 23 years, nearly half my life, a near-daily discipline that forms the spine of my writing practice. I take everything that seems important, and, in summarizing it for strangers, embed it in my own mind, and then find connections that turn into essays, speeches, stories and novels: For the past 3+ years, I’ve been blogging solo on my project. It started off as a “link-blog,” in the Robot Wisdom vein – short hits summarizing interesting things: But over the months and years, it’s turned into a place where I write long essays, sometimes six or seven per week, trying to pull on all those threads that I’ve cataloged over the decades, weaving them together into big, thoughtful pieces, often to great and gratifying notice and even a little fanfare: But I miss the linkblogging! For the past 14 months, Pluralistic has featured a little section called “Hey look at this,” where I post three…Pluralistic: Oops! All linkdump! (02 May 2023)

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