photo by John Von Pamer via Castor and Pollux
It's safe to say that I have a wee bit of a girl crush on Lesley M.M. Blume. She's erudite, witty, cool... Oh and she can seriously rock the black eyeliner. She's also penned a genius book that speaks directly to my closet Luddite tendencies.
But it was her proclamation that we should bring back "discussion societies" that took me from mere admiration to full-blown girl crush...
Here's exactly what she says:
"Let's bring back discussion societies . Polite ones or impolite ones. It doesn't matter. Let's take a break from online chatter and move back into real rooms with three-dimensional people. Anonymous Internet postings try to pass for discussion societies but they are absolutely not the same thing. Too often they breed animosity instead of constructive discourse. Talking is good. Real debate is a dying art."
Preach it sister.