April 24, 2009

Friday Fun: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era

McSweeney's strikes again!

Check out their syllabus for ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era:

As print takes its place alongside smoke signals, cuneiform, and hollering, there has emerged a new literary age, one in which writers no longer need to feel encumbered by the paper cuts, reading, and excessive use of words traditionally associated with the writing trade...

*snip*

Students will acquire the tools needed to make their tweets glimmer with a complete lack of forethought, their Facebook updates ring with self-importance, and their blog entries shimmer with literary pithiness. All without the restraints of writing in complete sentences. w00t! w00t!


Read the whole thing. It's very funny. And perhaps a little too close to true sometimes...

(Via Dan Cohen.)

2 comments:

brenda_d_ said...

Thank you! I had a good lunch break laugh with that one. I had never heard of McSweeney's...I'm glad that changed.

John Dupuis said...

You're welcome. Yes, they're hilarious.