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PRINT Summer 1995

GADGET LOVE

J.C. Herz’s Surfing the Internet

Compu-telecommunications technology involves an epistemological shift no less radical than Kant’s Copernican revolution. The very forms through which we perceive and categories with which we think are transformed by the changing technologies of knowledge production. Things give way to events, identities to differences, and substances to relations. Everything is simultaneously interconnected and in flux.

—Mark C. Taylor and Esa Saarinen, Imagologies: Media Philosophy, 1993

Why don’t you pry your atrophied little brain out of your reeking, cancerous colon and shove it up your weevil-infested, snot-packed nose where it belongs.

—a “flame,” quoted in Surfing on the Internet

THIS IS A GOOD BOOK. Not necessarily rad, but phun.

It’s lite. It’s perky. It’s frothy. Hey. Surfing is all about froth and surface. Deleuze don’t surf . . . gedoverit.

And J. C. Herz don’t deconstruct but she hits the hacker

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