Doris Lessing, 2007 Nobel Laureate misses the point on Blogging.

Blog: Nobel laureate misses the point

The great British writer Doris Lessing, the 2007 Nobel Laureate, has given her obligatory Nobel lecture after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. And a lecture it certainly was.

Lessing (88), who was too ill to present the speech itself – it was read out by her publisher, joined a number of writers, most notably Andrew Keen with his book The Cult of the Amateur in lambasting the web for the dumbing-down effect it is having on society.

“How are we, our minds, going to change with the new internet, which has seduced a whole generation into its inanities so that even quite reasonable people will confess that once they are hooked, it is hard to cut free, and they may find a whole day has passed in blogging and blugging etc,” asked Lessing……………………

(This has just come after my earlier post voicing my sentiments on how blogging is changing the world. The sad thing is that, those who do not understand its potential, would rather badmouth it looking at the ills instead of the revolution it is now becoming.

Watch this blog space because, that is where The next generation of African Writing legends will come from.)

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