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An old Youtube

This video is ancient, and I had it linked on my MySpace (ahhh, I remember MySpace) profile for ages.  Watching it again, I realise how much it shaped my sensibilities about digital communications.  Everything he says is relevant,

“My work ends out being inherently communal… I’ve never had the belief that the writing I do is to be read in a solitary style.  Nor is it written in a solitary style.  It’s written in, to some degree, as an imaginary conversation with my readers, but obviously many of my opinions and much of what I do is written in an on the record conversation with  sources… ”

“..It was enormously powerful for me to think that I could talk about politics in the way I talk.  It isn’t a rarified realm that I need to find a language to communicate in…”

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