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Diversion for a Friday. Posted on 03/29/2002.

An article on e-literature from a bit back introduced me to the works of poet and scholar Thomas Swiss, whose web-based work is quite good (I particularly like GENIUS). Swiss has written work published in Poems That Go, a site devoted to multimedia poetry.

(Language police: To commence your experience with Thomas' various poems, you are variously encouraged to either "begin," "read," "launch," "stroll," or "enter." A few just begin without need for your prompting.)

Thomas' site also points to an engaging meditation on Web Radio, which I found refreshing in the context of, say, Doc's SF-Bay-Guardian-like harangues about Web radio and copyright. (As in [and only San Franciscans will get this]: Doc:CARP::SFB Guardian:PG&E).

If you've still got some free Friday time, why not take a trip to Piotr Szyhalski's The SPLEEN, a Web art project dating all the way back to 1996, and still a standard bearer in

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