Corruption, violence, evil, wickedness, oppression. Sounds like a description of Chicago. It is actually a description of the world of Noah’s day (Genesis 6:5ff). God’s response? Regret and a deeply troubled heart; and a decision to hit the reset button. Makes me wonder what God is feeling toward 21st century conditions of oppression, aggression, political and moral corruption, systemic injustice. God’s finger IS on the reset button. Oppression and violence does not have the final word. God has promised a new creation that will come, not through the annihilation of humanity by water, but through the transformation of humanity by the water and the blood. God has said, “I will make all things new.” And in Christ, the reset button has been pressed.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.