… or “why I love Twitter #237″.
One of my Twitter friends (or followers, if you prefer) is the groovy solo bassist Steve Lawson. In one of his tweets he mentioned his namesake. I’m a nosey Twitterer, and regularly follow links to people I’ve never heard of, so I clicked over to this other Steve Lawson’s Twitter page and then to his literary blog.
And there I learned all about Infinite Summer, a group readathon (sorry!) of David Foster Wallace’s huge novel ‘Infinite Jest’. Now, I’m a big fan of the book, having read it twice (the first time haltingly and with great bewilderment; the second time with ever-growing admiration) but there’s a lot to digest, so it should be interesting to read it again with the benefit of other people’s comments and a general community vibe.
So ner to all those people who dismiss Twitter as either a bunch of celebrity stalkers or self-obsessed wankers who want the world to know what they had for lunch.