Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Media Reader Review, a comment
I gave a summary of the review of The New Media Reader as it was printed in Neue Zurcher Zeitung. Nick Montfort had a few objections to the review, and emailed me:

> The criticism was against the anglo-american dominance of the book

*Anglo*-American? The book is clearly *American*-dominated with only a few British touches, such as Turing and Ascott. There are more French authors than British ones, and I think there may be as many South Americans as British authors.

We may have neglected the German-speaking. But this comment is sort of like criticizing (or 'criticising') the Fibreculture Reader for being too Australian ... can we really put books together and pretend that our (the editors') culture doesn't exist?

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