Oh, the places you'll go.. My
Netscape bookmarks contain ages of old detritus.
On occasion I will fill this area up with
a higher quality list of links.
Pretentious Intellectual Links
The Arts and Letters Daily
is a web log (sans comments) for highbrow reading.
Viridian movement seeks to create
art based on an esthetic motivated by global warming.
I'm not enough of an artiste to add much to it,
but as you can see it is partly responsible
for the general design of my pages, the color scheme
The line between intellectual and anti-intellectual
is thin, thanks to the Chattering Class's love
with its much needed advocacy of prescriptivist
pedantry, is at the far end of the inevitable backlash.
It's just as pretentious, but not as irritating.
Yes, I can talk like that in real life,
but I usually don't.
To answer our society's pretenses, there are
several sites with pretenses of their own.
McSweeney's deserve links on those
grounds, as does
Miscelaneous Topical Links
Like most bleating edge digerati, I get my news
from web logs.
Kuro5hin has my rants and is largely
my favorite. Slashdot
has gotten a tad too top heavy.
Newsforge is a good place to look as well.
For more skeptical and more independent reporting,
Need to Know and
The Register are a must, as is Phil Agre's
Red Rock Eater Digest.
For static reference information,
Open Directory Project is your friend.
An experiment in book writing is
taking place at
A new encyclopedia project, minus
intellectual property licensing headaches of any sort,
is springing up at
Nupedia. I hope to do stuff for them
in my spare time for the sake of being among
the new Encyclopedists. While Nupedia produces
new content, Project Gutenberg
is helping to make old books available
as their copyrights expire. The
Book Initiative is also participating.
For a good reference listing of dead trees,
there's Canonical Tomes.