From my in the Guardian…

Last month, the Boston affiliate of America’s Fox TV network ran a news item about a new craze sweeping cyberspace. It turns out that, all over America, young people are using their “computers” to create “websites” full of information about their daily lives. Or, as Fox’s breathless reporter put it, “to catalogue the details of their lives on webpages created for them, by them … just blah-blah-blogging.” Yes, that’s right. Blah-blah-blogging. Incredible. I wonder what burgeoning technological trend Rupert Murdoch’s news machine will uncover next? Mobile tar-tar-telephony? The rah-rah-radio? Far-far-fire? The devil may have the best tunes but it’ll be a long time before he works out how to upload them to his aye-aye-iPod…

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