Saturday, July 7, 2007

The Next Big Thing (or: The Case of The Headless Editor)

After a recent run-in with purely commerce driven editorial decisions (an unfortunate and constantly looming threat in any freelance work), I was ranting about it to my brother-in-law Dan, who was kind enough to melt my mind with the existence of this project discussed in the New Yorker: book deals dictated by the masses. So long editors (or at least, hello diminished editorial vision)!

I'd be lying if I said it's not compelling from a sociological/egalitarian perspective, but it scares me to death. Thanks to Dan for the link and subsequent crippling fear of the future (to be fair, that was already well established).

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