One of my plans for this blog in the coming year is to spend less time responding to the news of the moment — that’s really what Twitter is for — and to spend more time working my way through, well, books. And longer-form writing more generally. So over the next few days, or maybe weeks, I’m going to be blogging my reading of Landgon Winner’s book The Whale and the Reactor: a Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology. Winner’s book was published twenty-five years ago, and I will be interested to see how his responses to the dominant technologies of his time look in light of our technological situation. So keep your RSS reader peeled for my first posts, which will probably come next week (I’m getting ready for a new semester, which limits my time for both reading and writing). And if y’all want to read along with me, that would be cool.

Text Patterns

January 5, 2011


  1. My local library has a copy in storage, which I've requested. I'll certainly take a look!

  2. Great – I like your plan for staying with one book, and I look forward to the posts.

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