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writing for nonreaders

I’m laughing on the outside and crying on the inside:

Instant messaging. Twittering. Facebook updates. These 21st-century literary genres are defining a new “Lost Generation” of minimalists who would much rather watch Lost on their iPhones than toil over long-winded articles and short stories. Students will acquire the tools needed to make their tweets glimmer with a complete lack of forethought, their Facebook updates ring with self-importance, and their blog entries shimmer with literary pithiness.

from Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era in McSweeneys via

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  1. matt | 4/21/2009 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    are you trying to make a statement about me?

  2. A.J. | 4/22/2009 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    i was trying to be, you know, self-deprecating.

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