“The network”

Like his fellow philosophers of technology and urbanism, the smartest young man in publishing, Mr. JAMES BRIDLE, dogwhistles his followers by endlessly mentioning the connection of some contrivance or another to “the network.” Because obviously there’s only one of those.

(Comparable terms from rival fields: urban informatics; affordance; ask; market cap.)


(2018.07.29) Bridle’s book New Dark Age, a bore, reads:

For want of a better term, I use the word “network” to include us and our technologies in one vast system – to include human and nonhuman agency and understanding, knowing, and unknowing, within the same agential soup.

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