The Danger of Becoming an Online Meme-Magnet

May 13, 2010

A large public is daily at a further remove from the literary temper of a Martin Amis who could refuse to read 1984 because Orwell used the worn expression “ruggedly handsome features” on the first page. The editor of The Onion — of all people well-placed to suvey the Zeitgeist (if that word hasn’t itself become a cliché in English) — attacks the meme-menace with a will.

One Response to “The Danger of Becoming an Online Meme-Magnet”

  1. […] yesterday’s meme-warning, it seems important to illustrate that the Web is capable of extraordinary flights of poetry as […]

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