Weekly Roundup: Hermann Hesse, Tim O'Reilly, and Barack Obama walk into a bar…

Maybe I’m still feeling the Tryptophan, but my favorite posts this week appear to be lacking a coherent theme, so I’m going to revert to simple bullet points. Just because they’re random, though, don’t assume they aren’t utterly fascinating.

Here at gnovis

  • Trish announced the death of television – sort of – and, not surprisingly, was rewarded with several thoughtful comments.
  • In my review of James Boyle’s latest book, "The Public Domain:
    Enclosing the Commons of the Mind," I sent mixed signals but settled on a conditional recommendation.
  • Jed got all skeptical about social networks, suggesting that their structures may have a pacifying effect, particularly in comparison to more agile "Smart Mobs" systems of organizing.

Around CCT…

On the tubes…

And finally…

Good luck to those of you who are working on finals! If you’re excited about any of your papers, we’re already accepting submissions for the Spring…

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