Monday, April 4, 2011

Yes, I'm conflicted

Last entry:
Our failure [to produce new genius writers] is due to not valuing them. We don't value them because we don't value great writing. And we don't value great writing because we don't value intellectualism in any form.
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[James] has put his finger on a very serious shortcoming about our culture.
The entry before that:
The 'net-addled might not be as intellectually rigorous or as deeply thoughtful as earlier generations. It doesn't matter. If it's a problem, future generations will make those characteristics a priority (again).
Not quite a direct contradiction, but close. Maybe the moon changed phases last night.

I can hold mutually incompatible opinions more or less simultaneously. Well, at least that should help me pass a Turing test.

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