Writing Machines is the course website for English 170L at Pomona College in Claremont, California.
I've found it very hard to comment and write here for many reasons, but probably mostly because I spend so much time in the blogosphere and know what I like to read. And like any fanboy, I like to pretend to the style and quality of writing that I enjoy in others. That is to say that there are hundreds of thousands of blogs out there thousands of blogs out there (that being just the LJ map), and there was a point where I was reading close to a hundred different blogs daily through an RSS reader. When you get that far into the blogosphere, however, you notice that much of what people write are responses to original material from prominent news sources (if it's a focused blog -- technology, gaming, etc.), or responses to their own life experiences. Don't get me wrong -- I don't want to devalue the digital records people keep of their analogue lives, but at a certain point I can't cope with that much emotional investment in people I don't actually know.
KF just confirmed that the blog software went awry while she was trying to install an extension. She's working on it and we'll have it back up as soon as she can.
I feel like I shouldn't have playfully joked that we write a story about when the wiki was down...
is it just me or did the wiki just suffer a horrible death?
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