Generally, the people who know the value of truth and knowledge are good at avoiding the lowest and least valuable aspects of culture. I think we need more really smart, wise people working in fields like advertising and game design and blogvomit. People who know the higher things that they're trying to push towards, but who are willing to make things that are as low-culture as possible
If I search Google for pentagon papers I get exactly the results I want. Every source, including Archives.gov, is SEO-ing its little heart out. How is playing by a search engine's set of rules insidious?
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If you can't find high quality free porn on the interwebs then I submit:
You know what's killing America? Articles that claim X is killing America. It's time to stop sitting around watching things falling apart (and writing articles about it) and just fucking do something.
I think what's really destroying America, or at least the web, is the idea that videos are a good way to present verbal information. I could read a transcript of this 17 minute video in 1/10th the time, and retain far more of it. The Venn diagram of "interesting talkers" and "interesting communicators of ideas" doesn't really overlap much at all.
I don't need or want someone to challenge my assumptions because they think they are somehow smarter than me.
Hey you, working at Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc. We're losing the center because you're doing your jobs really really well, giving us what we know and want.
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