Friday, September 11, 2009

How to THINK & WRITE like a blogger



Seth Godin post coming soon... Gar!

1 comment:

Ben Mack said...

If you followed THE white RABBIT to Seth Godin's blog HOW TO WRITE LIKE A BLOGGER, clicked on the ONE LINK in that post, downloaded the PDF on a PAGE HOSTED BY THE BRAND MANAGER OF PDF, back in the day...

You would this in the end of the PDF


Afterward

The System or Structure Within Which We Are Embedded
By Ben Mack

Humans studying memetics is like a fish studying water, we’re inquiring into the invisible currents surrounding us.

“The dark ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear. This Dark Age’s prison has no steel bars, chains, or locks. Instead, it is locked by disorientation and built from misinformation. Caught up in a plethora of conditioned reflexes and driven by the human ego, both warden and prisoner attempt meagerly to compete with God. All are intractably skeptical of what they do not understand. We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think.”
~ Cosmography, R. Buckminster Fuller’s final book

Of course it would be a really smart fish that was studying water. Most of the fish I know spend way too much time watching TV and playing poker.

I jest. Perhaps my humor is a defense mechanism. I don’t know. In what ways may I bolster your esteem for this text you’ve just ingested? How should you react after reading The Art of Memetics? Some religionists will claim your mind has just been infested. My hope is that you’ll find your sympathies invested in forwarding this line of thinking.

Can we all agree that some magical stuff is going-on, on this planet some of us call Spaceship Earth? The Art of Memetics allows more readers to grasp and work through the phenomenal experience that comes without an instruction manual we call life.

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
~ Shakespeare, Hamlet Act 1, scene 5

Secular and Religious philosophies acknowledge the value of religious experiences and yet that’s often where their common realm of knowledge ends. The overlapping common realm of knowledge between various schools of media scholars is frightfully small.

Mapping the overlapping territory various schools of media becomes such a monumental task of detailing a miniscule territory I find myself sympathizing with the geometers who calculated the quantity of angels that would fit on the head of a pin. My calculations have lead me to the conclusion that fewer angels would fit on the geography of common ground between the scholastic inquiry of media studies.

For anybody who believes that angels and demons affect our daily show, this books for you. A phenomenologist might call your daily show, your experience of reality. Great. What we need in this course of study is a way for various ideologues to begin to engage in a diversity of thought pools and get along swimmingly. Until such time, the concept of hegemony will be largely invisible to those who use hegemonic words most often.

Most people can’t conceive memetics, as a valuable inquiry. They will claim you can’t hold an measure a meme the same way that calculus allows you to measure a differential. These folks will rest their argument on the shelf that memes are real because reality exists just fine without that word, meme. Okay. However, the sustained conversations around memetics is continuing. Looking at the quality of these thinkers both inside and outside of The Academy warrants further consideration.

“For although in a certain sense and for light-minded persons, non-existent things can be more easily and irresponsibly represented in words than existing things, for the serious and conscientious historian it is just the reverse...

After reading The Art of Memetics... continued at PDF in rabbit hole HEAR...

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/04/write-like-a-bl.html