This week or so Consumptionblog shall endeavor to lose five things. All these things to be lost will be digital in nature. Can you lose digital ephemera and will anyone really notice?
Boing Boing. I first consumed you in a magazine shop in Hillcrest on University between 5th and 6th along with a copy of Future Sex. Maybe 1993 or 1994. I was in high school. Over the years you explained a lot of things to me. You helped me discover weirdness and counterculture about tech and internet stuff.
But now we’ve drifted away. Frankie DuBoyz recently called Grantland the “Geographical Center of the American Middlebrow”. I guess as an insult. Most certainly as an insult. But that is what Grantland is explicitly aiming for and they execute it as well or better than anyone else. You, Boing Boing – have you found your way to sloppy buzzfeed middlebrow on purpose? Because that is where you’ve ended up. One day’s content turns up the usual:
Scratching consumer itches.
Plausible deniability advertisements.
Bland, orthodox left over left politics.
RIYL is a pretty good podcast.
I don’t like your demographic. Your tee girl says it all.
Boing Boing. Sadly after over 20 years I officially lose you.