for some time, Jean Baudrillard, has died in Paris following a long illness. One of the best places to read him and about him in English is CTheory, which is where I was first immersed in his writings.
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The Big Fish. Subhed: “Ten years later, the story of Suck.com, the first great website.” It is nice to see CTHEORY cited there. While Carl busy doing the CTHEORY website, I was working at the other end with the editors, Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, in my first net job.
today, Jerry Garcia died. I was never really much of a ‘Head, though I went to a few shows over the years, but I remember Jerry’s death really clearly. I was working for Arthur and Marilouise Kroker at CTHEORY at the time, in the office we kept at Concordia on Bishop St. Although generally we took August off, for some reason (I don’t remember now), I was at work that day. And when the news broke, it was the first time I remember watching a story develop entirely on the Internet. It was before weblogs existed as such (though there were a couple), but through virtual communities, personal sites, news sites, and fan sites, the news got out very quickly. The diversity of the Internet coverage was so much richer and complete than anything in the mainstream media that it was a revelation of the power of the media. Though I think the whole weblogging = journalism idea misses the point, I trace back my interest in keeping a weblog to that day above all.