Thursday, July 22, 2010

Final score: Gutenberg 1, Electronic literature 0

I started this blog just over a year ago, at the end of May 2009. Since that time, Blogger, the software program I use, has been updated twice. As of the recent second upgrade, almost all the paragraph breaks have disappeared from my older posts.

So much for the idea that a blog can be used for anything but Facebook ephemera, and so much for the expectation that the Web will replace the library. In the aether, language is perishable indeed. I certainly am glad I've been using SharedBook to reproduce my entries as a book on paper.

And now please stand by. This will probably be my last blog entry, but I'll try to find out what went wrong before I commit to the end.