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Since this thread is quickly filling with commiserative messages, before it dies, I'll repeat one of Joe's recent best pieces. But, indeed, let us hope he has steam for many more.
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Algorithms and Red Wine
Life is lived anecdotally, not algorithmically. And anecdotal evidence is not allowed in the new digital corpocracy. As one poster on Democratic Underground put it, "Anecdotal now has this enforced meaning such that no one is supposed to believe what they experience, what they see, hear, taste, smell, etc.
Oh no. RIP, Joe.
Couldn't have been an easy thing to write about the views he maintained, while hailing from the corner of America that he often spoke about.
Aw nuts. I was hoping against hope that he'd have recovered.
Somewhere Joe Bageant and Molly Ivins are brightening the place.
Closed for length.