July 07, 2007

suspended in blogging

a long time ago, when i studied philosophy actively, i was fascinated with the vienna circle and the notion of human thought being "suspended in language," whereby what we say is defined by how we think and how we think is defined by how we say it. arguably, we think in different ways depending on whether we write or speak, but do we think in unique ways when we blog?

lots of people spend a substantial part of their thought in blogs-- just look at some of the regularly updated blogs at technorati-- and some even blog their lives together (1+2) though their blogs are topically unrelated. is thought as it happens during blogging particularly relational, hyperlinks and metatags included?

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