Sunday, November 11, 2007

An Essay On The Blog

As suggested in a previous comment on this blog, I am now switiching my thesis to one on blogs, and doing what used to be my real thesis in my designated procrastination time (about 60 hours a week). Now here is where my dedication to procrastination really shines through. I have found an essay on blogs on the website "essay generator"
( This site is brilliant for slightly bored time wasters everywhere. You type in any topic, and a random essay is instantly generated. I reproduce an edited version of the very excellent distinction quality essay that was generated for me just moments ago.

An essay on the blog
'Brilliant', 'Quite Good', 'What?', these are just some of the comments made recently in the press regarding the blog. There are many factors which influenced the development of the blog. Until recently considered taboo amongst polite society, spasmodically it returns to create a new passion amongst those who study its history. Since it was first compared to antidisestablishmentarianism much has been said concerning the blog by those most reliant on technology, many of whom blame the influence of television. With the primary aim of demonstrating my considerable intellect I will now demonstrate the complexity of the many faceted issue that is the blog.

Social Factors
Comparisons between Roman Society and Medieval Society give a clear picture of the importance of the blog to developments in social conduct. I will not insult the readers inteligence by explaining this obvious comparison any further.

Political Factors
Politics - smolitics! Contrasting the numerous political activists campaigning for the interests of the blog can be like looking at chalk and cheese.
Since the Renaissance the blog has become more and more prevalent. May it continue.

In my opinion the blog may not be the best thing since sliced bread, but it's still important. It enlightens our daily lives, brings glamour to an unglamorous time and it brings the best out in people.

I shall give the final word to star Stevie Morissette: 'the blog is the new rock and roll! And the new opera!'


M said...

ha, I love that quote. So true. I'm interested in how back in the day people would get advice and general infor from word of mouth and now as we move away from family and community that same information comes via word of blog.

Felix for Zosia said...

I know - I love the essay generator site. It would have come out with the same stuff if had typed "English" or "trout" but somehow ends up being rather sage...

And you're right - that shift is a really interesting thing. I even find email and text messages change the way communication happens, ie in little dribs and post modern drabs rather than a focused "let's meet at this exact time and place". Do our brains work differently now??
Is it too early in the morning for such questions?