Friday, January 01, 2010

in spite of all your tow'rs

Some reflections at the changing of the year. Happy 010!

(My mother recently unearthed this index card from my grandmother, Clara Morrison Backer. She used to write me letters on lavender paper.)

Chronocentricity: "the egotism that one's generation is poised on the very cusp of history." (As defined by The Victorian Internet, which I picked up at the Austin goodwill and promptly devoured on today's plane ride home. Highly recommended. You know you want to read all about how the telegraph ushered in the information age, "wired love" and all!)

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