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Klett, who in conversations with me made reference more than once to the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, imagined himself as a kind of postmodern information worker: He generated “content” the meaning and significance of which had nothing to do with him. It was a formal exercise, one that he was getting better at every day.
in "What is The Epoch Times? A vehicle for pro-Trump conspiracy theories, and the culmination of all that Facebook has encouraged" 26 out 2020

O excerto acima é retirado de uma entrevista a um colaborador de um pequeno jornal que se reinventou como click farm de fake news tornando-se “one of the country’s most powerful digital publishers”, uma “burgeoning propaganda machine” com intuitos políticos dissimulados construído sobre  milhares de perfis falsos, reciclagem de notícias alheias e teorias de conspiração diversas, “one that has made distinguishing truth from political fiction increasingly difficult.” Começamos deste porque estivemos com jornalismo pós-moderno recentemente. Igual "novidade", o fim da indústria como-a-conhecias da publicação de livros. Excerto mais longo mas nunca é demais, afinal um "radically changing paradigm, one I call 'the end of general trade publishing'”:

We’re in a different world today.

Bookstores today are perhaps 25 percent of sales, so having a strong position with them only commands a fraction of the market. The stores are smaller in number and smaller in footprint. As the role and importance of bookstores in the overall distribution world of books has changed, so has the commercial reality for publishers.
in "The end of the general trade publishing concept" 19 out 2020

Publishers can’t make it on bookstores alone.

The net result of this is that publishers no longer are pretty much assured of positive margin on any book they publish. It is a fact that it is harder and harder to make money publishing a new book. Big publishers have long recognized this market shift. They have been building “direct” sales efforts, including creating vertical websites, compiling email lists of book consumers, and “working” the Internet for sales and marketing opportunities, for well over a decade. And they have been rewarded - sales now happen on the backlist that could never have happened before. Today, a newsbreak this morning can be addressed with digital marketing efforts this afternoon that result in immediate sales. This has been reflected in shrinking trade sales forces and growing digital marketing teams.
in "The end of the general trade publishing concept" 19 out 2020

A terminar told u so’s em gloom and doom, segue-se comics et tech web na review do TCJ ao “978-91-87325-43-4” 26 out 2020, uma “open-ended meta-narrative about technology, identity and online culture” à qual o reviewer pede emprestado da Kim Jooha (aqui e aqui) o termo “deskilled”: “comics that are intentionally drawn in an ugly or ‘deskilled’ way, represent[ing] the very visual culture of today’s internet”. O nosso takeaway:

  • We have arrived to a point in time now, where I think it is safe to say it would almost be impossible for us to return to our old ways, in regard to our increasing-everyday extreme dependency on technology and a constant desire and need to move always be moving forward.
  • There exists a quiet meditation on consumerism and the harsh reality that maybe we are buying all these things just to fill up some sort of void (inside?)
in "978-91-87325-43-4" 26 out 2020

Fun: kudos ao autor pelas estratégias de romper tendências, mas, eternas contradições de mercado. Em acelerado —

All throughout the text, there are gentle (as well as hard) reminders that we continue to exist in a world where consumerism runs rampant. [Mas] unless you are willing to devote some time to memorizing the number sequence that is the title, it is going to be very hard to recommend to a friend (basically, you can’t Google this book unless you wrote down the numbers). In a deceptive way, [it’s a] commercial product that strives to remain invisible, yet here we are, with a written review on tcj.com.
in "978-91-87325-43-4" 26 out 2020

E com esses três exemplos acima julgamos que validamos várias frentes nas teses (*) Dissemo-lo com tanta antecedência que entrámos fora de tempo — podem mandar-nos o prémio de consolação no correio sff.. Infelizmente, num aspecto falhámos em concretizar. Ainda e por eternidades to come a limpar pó aos arquivos e meter tudo na sua gavetinha, felizes pelo hoarding das webs que acumulamos (em meia dúzia de anos tantas ligações que nos serviram de base apodrecem e desaparecem sem rasto ou de arrasto redirecionam para terceiros não relacionados; felizmente o menino é precavido e passa ao caderno o que lhe importa) uma (*) De muitas: erros de PT são assim-ó! lacuna veio-nos à memória. Gradualmente fechámos sobre a autenticidade e deixámos cair outra valência das teses que (então) planeamos espancar bastante mais mas acabamos por descurar: bitmitização. Em retrospectiva é-nos fácil traçar o abandono: onde a autenticidade faz-nos o caminho de regresso, a bitmitização ponteava (como em "ponte" & "pontapé") para outras bandas. Talvez a seu tempo lhe dediquemos um pequeno capítulo. Pela amostra, este vai-se escrevendo sozinho.

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