:: Friday, June 14, 2002 ::

A walk around the blog. You never know what you'll find in blogland. Consider this 1987 article from The Atlantic, titled Great Moments in Literary Baseball, which I found at Reenhead.com. An excerpt:

Hit in the shoulder by a pitch during an exhibition game in Key West, Florida, in 1933, Cubs catcher Ernie Hemingway refused to take first base. The next pitch hit Hemingway in the nose. Hemingway stood his ground. The third and fourth pitches hit him in the shin and the ear respectively. He dug in deeper, though in noticeable pain. The fifth pitch felled him. The home-plate umpire allowed the seriously injured Hemingway to be carried to first base on a stretcher.

Rushkoff: Renaissance man? Douglas Rushkoff is talking about some of the same things a lot of us have been talking about for a while, but he articulates it so much better than many of us -- or better than I, at any rate. In his post on open-source culture, Renaissance now?, he describes the Internet revolution as a renaissance. "And I don't just mean renaissance in the way we commonly think about it today (as some historical movement in art and architecture) but as a full-on shift in our experience of dimensionality."

More from Rushkoff:

I prefer to think of the proliferation of interactive media as an opportunity for renaissance: a moment when we have the opportunity to step out of the story, altogether. Renaissances are historical instances of widespread recontextualization. People in a variety of different arts, philosophies, and sciences have the ability to reframe their reality. Quite literally, renaissance means "rebirth." It is the rebirth of old ideas in a new context. A renaissance is a dimensional leap, when our perspective shifts so dramatically that our understanding of the oldest, most fundamental elements of existence changes.

The modest blogger. I hope Aaron won't take offense at my rehashing his thoughts about rehashing thoughts on blogs. He writes: "Why rehash the same ideas out when someone has already expressed them so eloquently? This is the trouble with blogs... no, this the trouble with people: we love to engage in punditry and resist knowledge far more than we love to listen and read. Humility is brilliant. It opens up so many doors to knowledge. Pride, on the other hand, is just another form of retardation." Aaron then goes on to give five very good pointers on blogging humbly.

:: Andrew 15:01 + ::

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