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  1. Jul 2017
    1. There’s always a danger in nostalgia, when one invents a romanticized past

      Another core point from my "all but" dissertation: these narratives of change often (always?) depend on nostalgia for a something that never really existed, but is retroactively projected backward.

    2. what if, to borrow from Ian Bogost, “progressive education technology” – the work of Seymour Papert, for example – was a historical aberration, an accident between broadcast models, not an ideal that was won then lost?

      Ian's point hearkens back to a (not very original) core point from my "all but" dissertation: that there is a pattern where new practices and technologies are first enjoyed in an early "organic" state, where a wide variety of uses happen, but then are often (always?) reshaped by dominant forces (eg, capitalism) to focus on narrower use. A classic example is the cacophonic early days of radio and the subsequent assertion of control over the radio spectrum by government, the military, and commerce.

  2. Jan 2017
    1. The church is made up of imperfect pilgrims on a long, difficult journey, and O’Connor described them well

      The pilgrim essential to the understanding of O'Connor