15 March 2010
Thank you Alex Ross for excerpting this quote which I’ve further abridged, below. I’ve done so because it’s too damn long in the original — sort of making the point of the quote itself:
Which is to say, among other things, that formats of creativity which — in their own day — seemed completely compelling in all their length and glory, might seem, today, well, s-l-o-w compared to faster forms. No, Twitting is not the answer. But it is a clue.
Cormac has some thoughts about this as well. When I quoted him, it proved one of my most-commented on posts.
On the same topic, have any of you read Reality Hunger yet? Thoughts? Feelings?
And, well, to Richard: thanks for the the message in a bottle from the 19th century, but, shit, I really do still feel like I need to get around to at least one viewing of Der Ring, even in an excerpt:
You really did get it right about neck beards though. They just weren’t meant to last.
Posted by Alec Hanley Bemis