Textual Meditations – Volume II

The latter half of Feenberg’s (1989) paper becomes a rather confused and muddled mess; whilst there are some interesting ideas, he doesn’t quite pull them off. I noted some intriguing points in the discourse section where Feenberg refers to Marshall McLuhan’s 1960’s announcement on the “end of literate culture and the rise of a new […]

Obsolescence Anxiety

The thing that struck me the most about the Feenberg (1989) and Herring (2004) papers was how so out-of-date they were; Herring by a mere three years! It is also indicative of the “instant” and “throw away” culture that we live in. This rapid (rabid sic) technological obsolescence is an anathema. Things are being built […]

Textual Meditations – Volume I

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.. We start this post with a quote from William Shakespeare’s play “As You Like It“, which conjures up the image of acting a part in front of […]