Do you ever get the feeling that something important is happening and you are the only one who doesn't know? Do you ever get the feeling that something important is not happening and you are the only one who does know? Do you ever get the feeling that you're asking completely pointless questions to the amorphous mass of database ranking systems called the internet, which not only doesn't understand the question, it fails to recognized the concept of a question at all?
If a statement and it's negative have the same value to a web crawling bot, and get ranked right next to each other in a google search, doesn't that mean that Derrida was right not to expect his readers to understand a word of what he wrote? Furthermore, does that mean Derrida was not wrong to expect his readers to misunderstand his words? Are those sentences the same or the opposite of each other? Does it matter?
My girlfriend sent me a language log post about deconstruction. It starts off with the wikipedia definition, which is about as helpful as anything claiming to be a text on or about deconstruction. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deconstruction
Then it goes on to popular internet cartoon xkcd:
Then it provides detailed accounts of this sort of thing actually happening in academic circles. Can Derrida even be wrong is particularly interesting, although it seems like someone would get insulted eventually.