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02/03/2019

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Gregory Benford

Well done!
True, microfandoms erupt, & maybe useful too.
& "transgressive" (though not really transgressive) is so right. It's really PC in a dress.
Also low on actual thinking. Orwell saw it all coming.

Jon

Specialization is an economic inevitability as an economy expands. The specialization enables expanded production and consumption of the product. Theoretically sound prediction!

Cambias

You know, Jonathan, I never thought about it in economic terms, but you're right. The proliferation of subfandoms (and, in the larger society, of rival "status pyramids") is analogous to the proliferation of bizarre Oreo variants or breakfast cereal flavors.

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