17 March 2006

Bruce Sterling's speech at SXSW

Crap. Why are people listening to this? Is there some secret value that I'm missing beyond his free association of current events and lists of Cool Things but with no coherent framework? And the arrogance--whether deserved or not--only muddies his message. Absence of message. You know how Bush will make some quotidian statement and say it like he's the first person to ever think of it? Sterling, unfortunately, reminds me of that.

[ posted by sstrader on 17 March 2006 at 5:21:40 PM in Culture & Society ]