[ by Charles Cameron — a mini-historical recap on the two topics named in the title ]
Without exhaustive checking, I think I first started posting DoubleQuotes as such, on a site Garsett Larosse generously provided, on May 1st, 2004. I described them thus:
DoubleQuotes consist of two quotes (or images), juxtaposed. They are intended to work in a way that I learned from haiku: as thoughts dropped into the mind-pond, not so much for their own sakes as for their concentric ripples and the interference patterns between them.
It looks as though the first DQ I posted there was a couple of weeks later, on May 17th, and was titled Milk of Justice:
I keep hoping I’ll find a way to catch Kristof‘s attention and get him to tell me his source for the Iranian “breasts of justice” story.
DQs in the Wild:
I think I introduced the idea that there were “DQs in the Wild” in this post with that title, in which I define the genre as that of “found objects as they call them in the art world, relating directly to my DoubleQuotes format”.
A wildlife DoubleQuote in the Wild, hat-tip Dan Trombly DoubleQuote in the Wild: Maurits Escher & Juan Cole Brilliant use of “DoubleQuote in the Wild” images! A DoubleQuote in the (Arctic) Wild “Trust in Govt” DoubleQuote from John Robb Black Banners in Sydney 1: a DoubleQuote in the Wild from Ardeet Life imitates art: the eavesdropping TV Via the keen eye of Caitlin Fitz Gerald HM Govt goes DoubleQuote in the Wild In which John Horgan presents a DoubleQuote BTW, flags A difficulty with DoubleQuotes
I have to say spotting these examples, together with the various friendships most of them have sprung from, has been one of the delights of my on;line life these last few years.
DQs, Marc Andreessen and Adam Elkus:
Here’s my post a while back responding to an exchange between Marc and Adam in which Adam mentioned my DoubleQuotes:
— along with some other, related posts:
Creating a web-based format for debate and deliberation: discuss? DoubleQuoting Andreessen with Turing Intriguing DoubleTweet variants & more
— those last two including DQs in which Andreessen is one of those quoted — and:
And that concludes this series of posts. Until the thought-clock rolls around to the same time in a new day, and this stuff begins all over again.