Re: virus: Power

Ken Pantheists (
Thu, 08 Aug 1996 01:44:35 -0700

Eric Hardison wrote:

> Entertainment is noise, information is bandwidth. Entertainment isn't
> wrong: it just has its place, and that place should be below information

What makes you think that there is no information in entertainment?

I think of entertainment as a nexus of all of a cultures anxieties,
hopes, fears, myths about themselves... the list goes on.

How can you possibly think there is no information in this?

Granted-- Pac Man is fairly low brow as far as culture goes, but I'll
bet Roland Barthes would find someting to say about it.

Post Modernity has forced us to broaden our definition of information
and perhaps even erase that line between entertainment and info.

Ken Pantheists                          
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