Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Neil Linderman emails me to ask whether I am a misogynist, whether I like Lou Reed's music and if I hate people only using the final bracket in lists. I answered, roughly, no, yes and I suppose so. Neil seems to have been so startled by the fact that I replied at all that he wrote a longish entry in his blog about it - here - what struck me about this was, first, that he was so surprised and, secondly, that this blog business is becoming very self-referential. We are all talking in this new code in public. Somewhere,as in Borges' Library of Babel, there must be the metablog, the blog that decodes all others. Where is it? Or are bloggers, like the inhabitants of the library, destined to wander forever in a futile search?
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 8:55 am