Nathan Jurgenson, The IRL Fetish
It’s been bugging me lately how one of the main public roles for a ‘social media’ writer/commentator of my age seems to be the kind of wan, melancholy, supercilious hand-wringing Jurgenson skewers here. Balls to that.
What Jurgenson doesn’t talk about is how this constant discussion about the ‘death’ of offline completely neglects the still very significant minority of people who are permanently in this “blessed” state of disconnection, generally because they’re poor or old or both. Somehow I doubt they’re the lucky ones.