Sophont
Saturday, January 24, 2004
 
How to Deconstruct Almost Anything--My Postmodern Adventure
Chip Morningstar, Electric Communities

'Academics get paid for being clever, not for being right.' -- Donald Norman

This is the story of one computer professional's explorations in the world of postmodern literary criticism. I'm a working software engineer, not a student nor an academic nor a person with any real background in the humanities. Consequently, I've approached the whole subject with a somewhat different frame of mind than perhaps people in the field are accustomed to. Being a vulgar engineer I'm allowed to break a lot of the rules that people in the humanities usually have to play by, since nobody expects an engineer to be literate. Ha. Anyway, here is my tale.

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