Nostalgia For An Age Yet To Come

By: William S. Fields

Posted 08/25/2005 - 08:20:58 AM by TheBrad:
 Nobody? C'mon! There's like ten great points here to talk about. I for one think you expressed the paradox of originiality vs. historical compartmentation really well. Not something I'd really thought about; I'd only considered one or the other.
Posted 08/25/2005 - 01:01:21 PM by wmdavidson:
 I find this article pretty impenetrable, to tell the truth. I think I had read as far as the "Mary Shelley’s romantic mystification of electrical phenomena" section when I realized I had no idea what the author was trying to say. Stuffing each sentence with 18 references to music, literature, Greek word origins, digital sound filters and whatever else doesn't necessarily add up to a point.
Posted 08/25/2005 - 03:08:23 PM by mtwill:
 i had stopped reading stylus for a while and now i remember why. this is really pretty silly.
Posted 08/25/2005 - 04:20:33 PM by JimFitz:
 The most terrifying stuff on the internet are huge blocks of text sequenced after each other. It's just intimidating.
Posted 08/26/2005 - 10:37:18 AM by dubidet:
 Besides the self-aware/reflective fluff, I thought there were some real peaches here. Sure, it's sometimes too loose, but shave down the fat and you'll find some bite sized shit that goes down easy. Shake the branches, haters. Fuck 'em, William. I like it.
Posted 08/27/2005 - 04:40:30 AM by JimFitz:
 Liking a piece is fine - fantastic if you're William S. Fields in fact, but I think that's missing the point - this is critical masturbation, an exercise in jargon and rambling.I don't consider it to be all that worthy, simply because I'm none the wiser after reading it, and if anything, more confused. Are Mr. Fields' musings so extraordinarily complex and grandiose that they can't be written simply? Bullshit. I'll cut this article down to size in one generalising clack of my keyboard: posturing.
Posted 08/27/2005 - 12:33:03 PM by dubidet:
 Fitzy: O' Lake Woebegon! Hemingway? Grizzard? OK. I give up: You write for AP, right?! Hayzeus.
Posted 08/28/2005 - 06:27:36 AM by JimFitz:
 Yeah, tack on William S. Field's interweb article on Nostalgia to that list and you have a perfect sequence, right?