Photo via MIT Civic Media Blog
As we mentioned in this week's paper, this year's ROFLCon isn't just an advice animal petting zoo. It's also attracting some of the world's smartest thinkers about internet culture. At the top of the pile is JONATHAN ZITTRAIN, founder and leader of Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, author of The Future of the Internet And How To Stop It, who is not only extraordinarily smart but also exceptionally funny.
Dust off that VCR grandma gave you in '82 and get ready for the VHS revival! Despite the 3D-IMAX-bells-and-whistles craze happening at your local 65 theatre movie-plex, hardcore videotape collectors are patrolling the web for hundred dollar copies of grindhouse flicks you've never even heard of. Why would these Luddites spend hard-earned recession-era dollars on obsolescence you may ask?
We here at Laser Orgy consider ourselves experts on the behavior of
nerds on the internet, not least because we ourselves are nerds on the
internet. So when we saw the collective shackles raised in response to Peter Keough's review of the "dork-pandering" film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, we felt compelled to respond.
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