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I consider my purpose here.

For one thing it is a place where I record all the interesting stuff (text and images) that I run across in my web space wandering. Some times I even add my critical thoughts about some of these accretions. Probably this is in line with thoughts of Nicholas Carr, as in:

Bloggers do similarly useful work. In fact, the blogosphere may best be thought of as a vast digestive tract, breaking down the news of the day into ever finer particles of meaning (and ever more concentrated toxins).

It’s worth remembering that, in a literary context, another word for “parasitic” is “critical”. Blogging is, at its essence, a critical form, a means of recycling other writings to ensure that every molecule of sense, whether real or imagined, is distilled and consumed.

So if someone wants to call my blog parasitic, or even bacterial, that’s fine with me. I’ll consider it not an insult, but a compliment.

· Nicholas Carr is the author of Does IT Matter? He scavenges at

Whatever it is I do or not here, it is an electronic collection point among millions of others in the BlogSpace.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/07/16 at 12:26

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