Mark Leyner, David Foster Wallace and Jonathan Franzen appeared together on 17 May, 1996 to discuss reading habits, publishing and the state of the novel at the dawn of The InterWebs. It’s nearly 11 years later, and I’m wondering what–if anything–is markedly different. (Besides Franzen’s hairstyle, natch.) I’ll try cross-posting this at a few different blogs to garner reactions.
(hint: fast-forward to the 36-minute mark in the video to save yourself from seeing [still-]Senator Christopher Dodd lamenting the retirement of [then-]Senator Bob Dole)