Former New Republic Writer Charges Social Web Users As ‘Destructive’

Some people like bloggers. Some people don’t. Some people really don’t. Enter, Lee Siegel, the author of a book published January 22nd titled Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob..

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  1. Comments such as “…tossed on to the dustheap of history like the hula hoop.” indicates to me how little he is connected to today’s culture.
    Gosh, he probably thinks he coined ‘Ghost in the Machine’.

    Some people like Mr Siegel.
    Some people don’t.
    I just deleted him.

  2. Comments such as “…tossed on to the dustheap of history like the hula hoop.” indicates to me how little he is connected to today’s culture.
    Gosh, he probably thinks he coined ‘Ghost in the Machine’.

    Some people like Mr Siegel.
    Some people don’t.
    I just deleted him.

  3. I did like the comment that the internet is a “marvel of convenience”. I think that is the best description of it that I have ever heard.
    I don’t think it is the greatest thing since Adam, or the end of the world as we know it. The internet is just useful and right at hand.

  4. and some people like to create false online identities, which they use to attack their critics and fawn over their own writing. And then some people get fired for such deceptive practices. And then some people have the shamelessly hypocritical audacity to turn around and write a self-congratulatory, condescending book about the duplicitous, shallow dangers of online journalism. Unbelievable.

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