I hate the tech-heavy narcissism of the Internet.
Yes, Shakespeare mentioned the theatre in his plays, but none of his protagonists were full-time stage actors. Montaigne acknowledged what he was doing, but he didn’t go on and on about the craft of writing essays. Did Caxton repeatedly publish books about publishing? No. Not even film is this self-reflective of a medium.
In many cases, the medium has become the message, but not in the way that Marshall McLuhan meant. It’s not just that the Internet and social media have influenced the way we talk, they have become almost all that some people talk about. The medium is narcissistic. Continue reading “Our own version of Tay”