I’m reading Learning the World by Ken McLeod (available here) and it turns out that the title is that of a blog* written by one of the characters. This is the first time I’ve seen a novel named for a blog – are there any other instances.
Also striking is the fact that, even though the human characters in the book are inhabitants of a spaceship large enough for millions of people and capable of traversing interstellar distances, blog technology doesn’t appear to have advanced much since 2003. They have RSS feeds mailing lists and comments, or course. There’s some sort of of mental direct viewing technology as well, but nothing much new for blogs as such.
This raises the question: If we disregard technical feasibility, what kinds of wishlists do people have for improvements in blogs? Or is the form already so mature that any real improvement would change it into something else altogether?
* Well, “biolog”, but I don’t know if that’ll catch on any time in the next 5000 years.