Monday, November 28, 2011


It' a word that’s gone out of use, hasn't it? Perhaps because it implies, well, spaciousness: empty expanse, in which remote nodes connect over great distance. But the internet isn’t really space so much as its abolition: an impossibly meshed density, like a magic super-tagliatelle in which every micron of each pasta strand is in contact with all other microns. A reeling horror of absolute proximity: every single thing “in” “there” is right next to every other thing, separated by only a few clicks or well-chosen search engine words.

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