lowbrowculture

collects stories and ideas from John Kelly

What would DFW make of Netflix?

An optimally adapted parasite takes as much from its host as possible without damaging the viability of the host. In order for us to stay viable hosts for the media parasite, we need only enough waking hours away from media to make money and to spend that money on advertisers’ offerings and/or media’s costs (and of course to feed ourselves and, like, stay alive). Media will gladly take all our other hours.

James A. Pearson on what DFW would make of Netflix