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Pyjamahadeen — my word of the day

If you read nothing else today (in the next 20 minutes, anyway), at least read Warren Kinsella’s on-target, surgically-precise commentary on blogging, The Rise of the Pyjamahadeen, in the September 2007 issue of The Literary Review of Canada.

Warren Kinsella gets it — which is why he can create an entire article out of the condition of speechlessness.

Yup, bloggers ball the pants off anyone, ’cause we can roll our own.


  1. Have you seen this little piece of science fiction? Epic 2014 was put out in 2004 – much of what it predicts has come true. There was an update to bring it in line with events – Epic 2015.
    Epic 2014 (original)

    Check out the Epic 2014 Wikipedia entry for more about this.

    Comment by Caramia — September 6, 2007 #

  2. Oh yeah, Caramia, I’ve heard of Epic! I first blogged it nearly 3 years ago on November 25, 2004, and when the update came out again, last year, on September 2, 2006.

    It’s a totally compelling story, quite rivetting.

    The future (future-present?, present-future?) won’t resemble EPIC exactly, but we won’t be able to brush aside the resemblance, of that I’m sure.

    I like to think that David Weinberger’s ways of thinking around this issue of webby-ness has some mitigating reality factor that throws the monkey wrench into the EPIC scenario. Reality is messy — miscellaneous, if you will. That’s good. Messy can be good. Messy can save us.

    Now go clean your room! 😉

    Comment by yulelog — September 7, 2007 #

  3. Now that is brilliant! But what should I expect? Every time I come here there’s something delightful for my brain to consume.

    Comment by Fredrick Schwartz — September 9, 2007 #

  4. Ah, monsieur Pitchfork, how delightful that you stopped by…! Warren freely admits he didn’t coin the word (see this wikipedia page for origin details), but I’m so glad he wrote about it, for it was new to me.

    How’s life in Hell these days? Oh wait, don’t answer that — we’re there already, aren’t we? 🙂

    Comment by yulelog — September 9, 2007 #

  5. […] Yule reminded me that I had written this for the Literary Review. Pyjamahadeen is not my invention, but I’ll take the royalties, if you like. […]

    Comment by | — September 10, 2007 #

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