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A New Blog from the Editor of MIT Technology Review

May 19, 2005

We direct your attention to a new blog, penned by our old friend Jason “Ponters” Pontin, the Editor of the MIT Technology Review. It’s called The New Commonplace: A public journal about developing ideas. Jason is a gifted editor, but he’s really at his best when given the opportunity to engage in dissertations about, well, pretty random stuff. He likes to call it a “peripatetic stroll.”
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Have you, too, been wondering if the Confucian ethical system is not entirely suited to openness or free inquiry and debate? Do you think the late German writer, W.G. Sebald gleaned from the past in his books in a particularly evocative way — a way that reminds you powerfully of tagging and linking in blogs? Well, you get the idea.
Also, be sure to check out TR’s experiment in participatory journalism. Says Pontin: “We are posting Wade Roush’s August feature on the convergence of social and wireless computing on Wade’s continuouscomputing blog before the story’s print publication–and encouraging readers to make comments, corrections, and suggestions. The best readers’ remarks may appear in the story in the form of ‘tags’ or footnotes.”
Read: Changes at M.I.T. Tech Review – [a:c]

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2006 10:22 pm

    Edmonton dominated the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night and the 4-0 margin in Game 6 makes it hard to imagine the Oilers not hoisting hockey’s Holy Grail above their heads in less than 48 hours. And it would not come as any shock to see defenseman Chris Pronger, who had another 31-minute night, take the honors for the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP.

  2. June 23, 2006 4:11 pm

    Edmonton dominated the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night and the 4-0 margin in Game 6 makes it hard to imagine the Oilers not hoisting hockey’s Holy Grail above their heads in less than 48 hours. And it would not come as any shock to see defenseman Chris Pronger, who had another 31-minute night, take the honors for the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP.

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