Sunday, June 21, 2009

Infinite Summer

I'm probably too lazy to slog through Infinite Jest again, but I liked Kottke's description of the relationship between writing and blogging.

Writing is something I don’t know a great deal about either. I earn my keep as a blogger, which profession most people assume is synonymous with writing but really isn’t, in the same way that basketball players run but aren’t runners and architects draw but aren’t, uh, drawers.

It's a beast of a book. It's opaque and daunting at first, but slowly pattern emerges and it becomes something simple and wonderful. Join in if you haven't read it, if only so you're well read enough to get the title of this blog. Or not.