"At Large in the Blogosphere" in tomorrow's Times

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun May 5 02:27:30 UTC 2002

No, not Safire, but the Book Review, whose "Close Reader" column
(inside back cover, p. 31) by Judith Shulevitz under the above title
is all about blogs (<weblogs, an interesting morphologically opaque
truncation we may have previously discussed) and bloggers.  (A blog
is 'an on-line news commentary written, usually, by an ordinary
citizen, thick with links to articles and other blogs and studded
with non sequiturs and ripostes in sometimes hard-to-parse
squabbles.) There's also a cite of a reference by Alex Beam in the
Boston Globe to "Blogistan":  "the Internet-based journalistic medium
where no thought goes unpublished, no long-out-of-print book goes


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