So the next time you’re squeezed in the middle seat in row 37 and your bones are vibrating with the whine of the giant engines, remember: The fault is not with the airline, but with the universe.
-Adam Frank, “I Was Promised Flying Cars”, NYTimes.com
I love these types of articles, but this one speaks to the fact of how little we actually know of how our world and universe works. After having watched the recent Cosmos TV series, I am more fascinated by our universe than ever. How about you?
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.