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"Work that panoptic sensibility. Work it!" - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
"Work that panoptic sensibility. Work it!"
Apparently, it's possible to get fired for the content on one's blog, even when one is sharing feelings with a small circle of friends in a public forum. I never would have guessed. I suppose it's time to go back through my LJ archives and delete all the mean things I've said about my co-workers before someone stumbles upon a potentially damaging entry. Oh, wait. I forgot. I don't write bad things about my co-workers. Thank you, thank you post-Foucauldian self-scrutiny. You've done right by me again.

Mode: post-pus, puss-proud
Muse: "Laundry Shop" - Fuck - Conduct

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somemonad From: somemonad Date: January 24th, 2005 10:02 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Then there's the Microsoft employee who was fired back in 2003 for including photos of the MS campus on his blog: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/eclecticism/2003/10/of_blogging_and.html. A rather more commonplace example of the role of surveillance than the self-scrutiny you pointed to, but interesting nonetheless.
pissang From: pissang Date: January 24th, 2005 10:23 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Do you think that if the dude who actually invented the panopticon were alive, he'd be pissed that Foucault gets all the credit?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 24th, 2005 11:21 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Bentham? I suspect he'd be making top dollar at some secretive neocon thinktank. Maybe he'd write nasty op eds about French theory. No, that's too uncharitable. Bentham was a "progressive," according to the logic of his era. Of course, you could make a good case for President Bush being one in ours.
kdotdammit From: kdotdammit Date: January 24th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Well, in my case, I guess they have to weigh their options. What would they rather have -- a foul-mouthed ex-whore who can write $15 million dollar grants. Or an empty headed Tucson native who can't even count her own fingers. Their choice.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 24th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Awesome!
somemonad From: somemonad Date: February 11th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sorry to post in a long-dead entry, but I thought you'd like this cartoon, which deals with this issue. It's one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 12th, 2005 12:16 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks! I especially like getting comments on old entries. It's like instant nostalgia. Great cartoon.
somemonad From: somemonad Date: February 12th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm glad. Some people hate necroposting.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 12th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm all about the archive. . . :-)
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