I think this has been making the rounds, but I had to post it anyway: It’s a fake “internet age writing course description and syllabus,” from McSweeney’s, and it makes writers everywhere feel very smug and vindicated. The whole thing is here (check out “Week 7: Blogging”–not so smug now!) and a sample is below:
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. Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era focuses on the creation of short-form prose that is not intended to be reproduced on pulp fibers.