recursive decontextualization

David Weinberger has an interesting column in Darwin Magazine called "What's Info Got to Do With It?"

Decontextualizing something constitutes changing its nature since context comes first: Things only are what they are in context. Meaning is emergent and irreducible.

So does it follow that blogs, by their nature, change the nature of the content they excerpt and link to? How does my context modify David's meaning? If meaning is irreducible, can it also be endlessly malleable throught this process?

And can I find any other ways to avoid grading exams this afternoon?

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