The Internet's role in contemporary philosophy

Yesterday Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures quoted extensively from "The Death of Postmodernism and Beyond," a 2006 article in Philosophy Now by Alan Kirby. Kirby's piece does much to sum up the relationship of communications technology and cultural theory without the shrill demagoguery of anticrowdsourcing fanatic Andrew Keen:

In this context pseudo-modernism lashes fantastically sophisticated technology to the pursuit of medieval barbarism – as in the uploading of videos of beheadings onto the internet, or the use of mobile phones to film torture in prisons.

Read it and you'll seem smarter at the next industry mixer, promise.