Paul Kedrosky’s blog is just amazing; the quality and quantity just mind boggling.
In one of today’s many entries he find and passes along this marvelous 1932 rant about bloggers:
His learning is but a “parade,” the “product of omnivorous folio-bolting and quarto-gulping, urged on and sustained by inordinate vanity”; his method naught but a “pseudo-method,” a mere “affectation of method and order.” It is merely something with “slanging power … a hurly-burly of invective.”
Written of a book pen’d in 1895. Appropriately enough about Melancholy; which as scientists have shown can be caused by keeping a diary.
But then. There is this.