Teaching Examples


The most interesting thing I read yesterday
March 16, 2007, 12:59 pm
Filed under: culture, future, online

From an excellent New York Magazine story about the way twenty-somethings bare all online and seem to have very different opinions about personal privacy from those of us forty-somethings:

Shirky describes this generational shift in terms of pidgin versus Creole. “Do you know that distinction? Pidgin is what gets spoken when people patch things together from different languages, so it serves well enough to communicate. But Creole is what the children speak, the children of pidgin speakers. They impose rules and structure, which makes the Creole language completely coherent and expressive, on par with any language. What we are witnessing is the Creolization of media.”

The story: Say Everything, by Emily Nussbaum.

And dig the multipage layout: One big excellent photo at the top of each new page! Brilliant! Yeah, yeah — usually I despise multipage layouts. This one works — for the first three pages. Then I guess they didn’t have any more photos, because there are no more after that. Bummer. I wanted to see pictures of everyone.

Tipped by: Will Sullivan.

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