I guess Morozov is happy with recasting the Jobs-ian exhortation as an admonishment…his job being to tell us to “think different” without bothering with the luxury of doing any of the actual hard work of what that means when it comes to doing anything.
The more I read Morozov the more I wonder why anyone believes he is a corrective to the sales pitching of the self-prompting techno-punditry. It looks pretty clear from here that he models exactly the behavior he decries, but has taken the less popular Bauerlein and Keen-style approach of being the gadfly rather than the cheerleader.
There’s very little, if any, “there” there. Wake me up when Morozov decides to stop whining and spend some intellectual currency on the luxury of the hard part of thinking his own ideas through.
[Sasaki quotes Morozov] “making pro-active suggestions, rather than stinging critiques, isn’t the author’s forte.”
This I [Morozov][ will disagree with as well. A suggestion to stop bloviating about “the Internet” counts a pro-active suggestion as far as I’m concerned. I have no intention of operating in the current “paradigm” – to use the buzzword. What I want is to blow it up. To focus on “pro-active suggestions” that go beyond methdological critiques at this point is an intellectual luxury I can’t afford. Not with so many idiots around – to quote from my Twitter bio.