By Josh Honn. Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows I routinely rage against LibraryJournal (LJ), a magazine I was auto-subscribed to a few years ago while working toward my MLIS and to which I have yet to figure out how to unsubscribe from. My interaction with LJ is usually limited to me flipping through it after dinner, reading a few choice, rage-worthy quotes from the various columns out loud to my wife, and ultimately flipping the magazine over my head and onto the ground in a ritual we’ve grown quite fond of despite its rage-ful origins. Yet, in recent discussions on Twitter and over email with David Golumbia and others, I’ve come to the realization that I need to engage my rage in greater depth, to do something, anything, to critically complicate the discourse, particularly in library and information science literature. The dominant discourse here, especially when it comes to technology and “openness,” is one not of critique but a blind embrace of utopianism fueled by an acquiescence to inevitability. Read more...