Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Aristotle tweets

Sometimes I wonder whether blogging wouldn't have been good for Aristotle. I wonder that almost the way Larry Norman used to wonder, "If people then could live today. . . , would Aristotle be an acid head?" Don't we have to have hope for people? Maybe, women would start commenting on his blog. Maybe he'd go to barbarians (such as my blogger friend Polycarp) for crucial tips. Perhaps he'd watch young people texting and read posts (like T.C. Robinson's on tweeting and blogging at the same time while IMing Nathan Stitt) and would feel inclined to write more about the nature of rhetoric. Do you think he'd fall into tweeting himself, trying to keep up with the late and great Hesiod, Euripides, Philip Roth, and John Updike? And if he did read something mis-attributed to him (something like "Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind"), do you think he'd lurk on wikiquote.org to see if anyone catches it? Would he google his own name at the complete list of Biblioblogs? Or at femininsting.com? All in all, I think, blogging's a good thing, which is why I'm wondering about Aristotle and blogging.


N T Wrong said...

I think Aristotle would have about 10 posts per page. Maybe 12. It's so much easier for having a read, you know - instead of having to push 'Older Posts' every time I read one of your posts - which is often a Lie on your blog, because when I push it, only one more post comes up. Please change your settings JK. Pleeeeeaase.

On a different subject, you might have heard that when most people read words, we often just take note of the beginning and ending of the word, and it doesn't really matter what's in the middle. We just guess what's there. You possibly can't imagine what I read every time you write the word "feministing".

J. K. Gayle said...

When David Ker put up some guest posts over here (can you believe that?) and (more importantly) when Jane Stranz complained about these pages loading ever so slowly over there in Europe (Aristotle's neck of the woods), then I changes the settings. Let's try, however, a baker's dozen of posts showing (with a few other tweeks for the Athenians) to see how that suits you.

Yes, I can't imagine what you read (even after David's post about what you said in that interview, once upon a time). I'm a middle child who knows all to well what gets skipped over. Your clever pseudonym is, nonetheless, wonderfully imaginative when at first glance it seems so right for bishop-like speculations on the history and theology of the New T and such.

Thank you, sincerely, for the feedback NT.

N T Wrong said...

Ah - David Ker was to blame for the previous settings. I should have guessed.

I like the new look. I have triskadekophilia, though.