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Re: <nettime> Evgeny Morozov and the Perils of "Highbrow Journalism"
gab fest on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:47:57 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Evgeny Morozov and the Perils of "Highbrow Journalism"


On 10/17/14 6:30 AM, d.garcia wrote:

The Morozov article is indeed very misleading. There is nothing in the
New Yorker headline to indicate that this is anything other that an
article full of the ideas and research by Morozov himself.

A headline does not usually have a dual function as a footnote, although that's an interesting concept: the proposition that an essay's head should eat its tail. That sort of circularity would surely promote good circulation.

There's been a good deal of theorizing about comment counts, likes and mentions. Is there anything out there which relates that familiar type of networked social accountancy to academic citation? Zero Footnotes?


It is also true that obsessive bureaucratic procedures to avoid any
inference of plagerism in academia frequently have the effect of
strangling good writing at birth, turning so called rigour into rigor
mortis in all the ways that Ted has described. His -accountancy model-
and its relationship to the well known political economy of academia,
feels spot on.
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