Alex Steer

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Bad news: your dictionaries are worthless

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Chris Anderson, editor of Wired, in an interview with Der Spiegel:

I don't use the word journalism.


Sorry, I don't use the word media. I don't use the word news. I don't think that those words mean anything anymore.

Followed shortly by...

There are no other words. We're in one of those strange eras where the words of the last century don't have meaning.

Fortunately, the word 'pretentious' seems to have clawed its way into the 21st century for precisely this purpose.

# Alex Steer (31/07/2009)