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Not gonna manage to put together a Dr Frank Weakly Reader this week. We'll catch up next week, probably. In the meantime, here's some stuff I wrote bouncing off some quotes from Aldous Huxley's The Devils of Loudun, which still seems relevant. https://drankf.medium.com/the-devils-of-the-internet-four-quotes-from-huxley-4a5370ffcb3 "But now we have the internet to reveal our failings inescapably. If we do it, if we think it, it’s out there. There has never been anything close to the kind of comprehensive document of mass psychology and human group dynamics that we’ve got in the mess that is our social media. And while no one’s being burnt alive or anything like that, and while we won’t be able assess the phenomenon, whatever it is, properly, or to identify its contours till it is behind us — it is, in fact, a great muddle, resisting reliable analysis or even precise description while we’re in the midst of it — many people have noticed the qualities of moral panic and its associated mob behaviors in the way we conduct ourselves “virtually.” It’s hard not to notice it. And maybe that’s the difference between now and the ’70s, between now and any previous time; you don’t need Aldous Huxley to tease it out of dusty archives and write it up with splendidly understated irony in pristine prose 400 years later. You just need to log on to Twitter."
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More from Dr Frank

Not gonna manage to put together a Dr Frank Weakly Reader this week. We'll catch up next week, probably. In the meantime, here's some stuff I wrote bouncing off some quotes from Aldous Huxley's The Devils of Loudun, which still seems relevant. https://drankf.medium.com/the-devils-of-the-internet-four-quotes-from-huxley-4a5370ffcb3 "But now we have the internet to reveal our failings inescapably. If we do it, if we think it, it’s out there. There has never been anything close to the kind of comprehensive document of mass psychology and human group dynamics that we’ve got in the mess that is our social media. And while no one’s being burnt alive or anything like that, and while we won’t be able assess the phenomenon, whatever it is, properly, or to identify its contours till it is behind us — it is, in fact, a great muddle, resisting reliable analysis or even precise description while we’re in the midst of it — many people have noticed the qualities of moral panic and its associated mob behaviors in the way we conduct ourselves “virtually.” It’s hard not to notice it. And maybe that’s the difference between now and the ’70s, between now and any previous time; you don’t need Aldous Huxley to tease it out of dusty archives and write it up with splendidly understated irony in pristine prose 400 years later. You just need to log on to Twitter."
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