i can do anything meta than you can

June 4th, 2006


Despite looking remarkably like a guy in the local reggae band that I used to buy QPs of weed from in high school, Jaron Lanier makes some excellent points in this article about the “race to become the most meta site on the internet”. I just wish he’d cut his hair — dreadlocks on a technologist are so Mondo 2000.

~jeff

7 Responses to “i can do anything meta than you can”

  1. Ben says:

    Fascinating stuff.

    What I like about his writing is his relentless insistence on humanism, a vanishingly rare quality in futurists.

    yrs–
    –Ben

  2. Joshua says:

    “We now are reading what a collectivity algorithm derives from what other collectivity algorithms derived from what collectives chose from what a population of mostly amateur writers wrote anonymously.”

    Man. What an excellent sentence.

  3. Carrie says:

    As on virtual reality, Jaron Lanier is right on and verbose.

  4. Jeff says:

    Just as he predicted, we’re all taking smart drugs, wearing our hi-res LCD helmets and playing 3-D VRML meta-instruments!

  5. Joshua says:

    I miss Mondo2000. Badly. And Boing Boing isn’t what bOING bOING was, which is also sad.

  6. Jeff says:

    You only miss Mondo 2000 because you’re high on vasopressin, piraceta, and other nootropic smart drugs.

    Mondo 2000 was fun, but it was also a virtually fact-free publication.