Lore SjÃ¶berg writes about “Narcisstic Blog Disorder” in his 6/20 Wired Column. His description runs along these lines: “This disorder is characterized by the creation of a blog in which the individual consistently denigrates not only the opinions of others, but the very fact that others have opinions…”
When I read the title of his piece, I was hoping for Narcissistic Blog Disorder to be more like: This disorder is characterized by the individual who is so in love with the sound of his own words that it does not occur to him that others will not be fascianted to look into his cyber mirror along with him.
Just my own little take. Heh. I fear I might suffer from this syndrome once in a while. Ahem.
SjÃ¶berg also comes up with a few other DSM-IV additions:
Bookmark Loop Disorder
E-mail Gullibility Syndrome
Atemporal Fad Disorder
Pugilistic Discussion Syndrome
Amusement Identify Disorder
I’ve never heard of this writer but his bio is fun:
Born helpless, nude and unable to provide for himself, Lore Sjoberg eventually overcame these handicaps to suffer from at least two of the above afflictions.