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Thinking Chaos, Thinking Fences


This is for those who descend into the code
and make their room a fridge for Superman


Sunday, June 29, 2003

Interesting cultural analysis from the New York Times of the Harry Potter phenonmenon. Gives a history to how the books were originally published and promoted, and gives kids credit for being discerning readers:

This is a lesson that seems to be lost on a cynical entertainment industry that places Pavlovian marketing above creativity, on the assumption that young consumers don't know the difference. Many of them do know the difference. There is a lot for grownups to learn and those in Hollywood most of all by reading the books, not merely the grosses, spawned by Harry Potter.


6:42:54 PM        Books The Arts

This meme has kind of run its course, but BoingBoing points us to still more Agent Smith drag in Tokyo. It's all a bit camp.


6:29:19 PM        Movies