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Dork Talk redux
March 8, 2008 5:10 AM   Subscribe

John Lanchester mentions Metafilter in Dork Talk (normally written by Stephen Fry).

The briefest of nods, but notable from the author of the fabulous The Debt to Pleasure and writer for the LRB.
posted by Huw to MetaFilter-Related at 5:10 AM (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

But in the same breath as Digg. How utterly ignominious.
posted by Dave Faris at 6:20 AM on March 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


The briefest of nods

Indeed. A mention so bare, one needs a scientific instrument to note it.
posted by y2karl at 7:01 AM on March 8, 2008


But Stephen Fry knows about us, right? Right?!?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:25 AM on March 8, 2008


STEPHEN FRY IS MY BEST FRIEND IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!

he just doesn't know... yet...

*stares at wall covered diagrams of Stephen Fry's house, photoshopped images of Stephen Fry gazing lovingly into my eyes and pictures of Hugh Laurie with the eyes scratched out*

posted by Kattullus at 8:08 AM on March 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Results 1 - 10 of about 98 from guardian.co.uk for metafilter
posted by grouse at 8:12 AM on March 8, 2008


MetaFilter: you can faff hours away
posted by Cranberry at 11:46 AM on March 8, 2008


But I am very busy listening to the Metropolitan Opera's broadcast of Lucia di Lammermoor, Not a waste of time at all.
posted by Cranberry at 11:49 AM on March 8, 2008


If new media is to challenge old media, new media has to stop having tipsy giggles of validation whenever old media nods in our direction.

"Sure those bloggers are entertaining, but in the end they're really just insects who either feed off the carcasses of news items vetted through various networks or, when they do break stories, want nothing more than to see themselves granted an audience by the kingmakers on television."
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 1:54 PM on March 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


There's some kind of strange ansible connection between Metafilter and the London Review of Books. jennydiski, etc.

I love Lanchester - The Debt to Pleasure was excellent. I also enjoy his reviews.
posted by WPW at 2:58 PM on March 8, 2008


hoverboards don't work on water: "If new media is to challenge old media..."

How can you count as new media when you're just a linkblog? I think you think we're something we aren't.

teehee
posted by Plutor at 3:55 PM on March 8, 2008


There's some kind of strange ansible connection between Metafilter and the London Review of Books. jennydiski, etc.

Indeed. We are the visible tip of that iceberg previously known as 'the audience,' and there are more than a few of us who hold professional ambitions oriented to the economic orbit of the publications cited. This holds true for US equivalents, it should be noted.

I, for one, welcome our ink-stained wretchlords!
posted by mwhybark at 7:18 PM on March 8, 2008


I'm guessing the Guardian doesn't serve one of those markets where, in the local variants of English, 'dork' is one of the words for 'penis'.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:28 PM on March 8, 2008


Holy crap! The Debt To Pleasure is one of my favourite novels, and surely stands alone as the funniest and most unusual I've read. Odd to read him in an ordinary voice, after the bravura narrative performance I associate with him...
posted by roombythelake at 3:49 AM on March 9, 2008


Future of Web Apps - Metafilter.com

Matt Haughey talks about online communities
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:04 PM on March 10, 2008


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