Interesting read in today's NYT magazine about how David Foster Wallace "inadvertently created the voice of the Internet and ruined a generation of writers." Or, at least, that was the sub-headline in the print edition.
I still have a lot of work to do in catching up with DFW's work, but it is interesting to read about how some of his conventions have become ubiquitous in blog writing and to see how some turn up in Brian's posts.
As far as ruining a generation of writers, the author seems to be specifically referring to writers who copy the "slangy approachability" of his style while lacking his "roving intelligence." Clearly, nobody here would question Brian's roving intelligence so this does not apply to him.