Critical Linking: March 9, 2012

“This is a timed test, but read at your natural pace and do not skim.”

How did you do?

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“Which 19-year-old Elvis Costello fan published his nihilistic debut in 1989 to instant acclaim?”

So much about this question makes me angry.

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“Will literary fiction be the vinyl of publishing? Maybe.”

Isn’t it sort of already?

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“My personal favorite part of the survey continues to be the last optional question: define DRM in your own words. 61% answered, 80% of them with a genuine–or attempted–definition. 17% of those who did answer admitted that they had no idea. (My favorite of the non-definitions was “doodle rat muffin.”) The answers are definitely worth taking a look through, as they betray a wide range of emotional responses to digital rights management, as well as confusion on who controls it and whom it is supposed to benefit.”

Dammit, I didn’t know she’d use my answer to what DRM means verbatim?!

 

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