I'll Put Down What I'm Doing
Stuff I put on my home page back when the Web was quite new (i.e., 1994). I'm
not prepared to stand by any of it, but I hope they're not all
- ``On Chomsky: A `Study in Total
- Why Chomsky, while deservedly extremely eminent, is not as
towering a figure as many people think. (My subtitle is stolen from Veblen's
classic book on The Higher Learning in America.) Responsible for
more irate mail than anything else I've written.
- The Four Post-Modernizations
- A mercifully-failed attempt at prophecy.
- Jesus Cthulhu
- ``Cthulhu saves, in case he's hungry later.''
- Oblivion Her Poppy
- Interlinked, almost free-associated pieces of prose about drugs and
development and corruption and violence, memory and history and family and
decay. An attempt at being hypertextual and poetic, from a pretty linear and
- William James at CERN: Some Examples of
Selection in Minds and Compters
- ``Sing, Ye Countinghouse
- A term paper on musicians, commerce, aristocracy and the uses of myths
in ancient Greece.
- The Story So Far
- An attempt at spinning out a deliberately absurd conspiracy theory. A failed
specimen of the genre: not vicious enough.
I should say something about that awful noise those of you looking at this
with Internet Explorer are hearing. It's William Shatner (yes, him) singing
``Mr. Tambourine Man.'' It will play over and over again while you view this
page. You can thank Microsoft's meddling with the HTML standard for this
pleasure. Well, and me of course, but they actually regard it as a feature.
(If you have another browser and feel left out, by all means list to the song
as a .wav or .snd file.)