Monday, April 18, 2011

Editors Needed

Kiss the Editor

“I am sad at what feels like a decline in our public culture. It feels like a personally abusive and textually violent time. . . .

“It’s not so much that American public life is more idiotic. It’s that so much more of American life is public. I think that goes a long way to explaining what seems to be a ‘decline.’ Everything is documented, and little of it is edited. Editing is one of the great inventions of civilization.”

— Jill Lepore, Harvard history professor and author of The Whites of Their Eyes,
in James Fallows, writer & editor,
Learning to Love the (Shallow, Divisive, Unreliable) New Media,”
The Atlantic
, April 2011
(Thanks to alert WORDster Javan Kienzle)
Image: Jesse Lenz

Editorial Comment: Pre-unring the idiot bell.

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1 comment:

  1. Everyone wants to get to heaven, but nobody wants to die.... same with unedited "brilliance", I guess.