I need to add something so more people will find this blog. So far more robots than unique users. Maybe Guardian Witness is doing something right in inviting more pet photos.
Another bit of evidence on how the print version of the Guardian views the internet. I can't find the online link for this past Saturday but Google has found a previous source of the same quote, Christopher Priest on Charlie Stross -
"Stross writes like an internet puppy: energetically, egotistically, sometimes amusingly, sometimes affectingly, but always irritatingly, and goes on being energetic and egotistical and amusing for far too long,"
There is even an extra bit, not repeated on Saturday -
"You wait nervously for the unattractive exhaustion which will lead to a piss-soaked carpet."
So if this is what an "internet puppy" is like I wonder what sort of literary dogs there may be. Google finds Flavorwire with ten of the best loved dogs in literature. Number one is Argos-
One of the first dogs ever to be named in Western literature, Argos is the most faithful of them all — having waited for his master to return for twenty years, he is the only one to recognize Odysseus for his true self when he does appear. Then finally, having seen his master safely home, the old dog can die in peace, an enduring symbol of fidelity and love.
What I would like is more links, and if possible some photos or video or somesuch. It could be a literary puppy. The book is not necessarily about to drop dead.