Sunday, February 11, 2007

(Thanks to Reality Carnival.)


Robert said...

thanks for the url to Reality Carnival

what a gem!

W.M. Bear said...

Yeah. I grew up in the Typewriter Age (granted, it was at least the ELECTRIC typewriter age). When I saw early sample of word-processing, I couldn't wait. In 1984, I bouught one of the original IBM PCs with a single 360K, 5-1/4" floppy drive and 64Kb of RAM. (Yes, folks,s KAY bee.) The cost? $2400 in 1984 dollars but with its WordStar WP and hooked to an impact printer (sort of a converted Selectric) it was definitely worth every penny! If this stuff had been around when I was in school, I'd be a total wirehead. (As it is, I'm bad enough -- sit in front of a monitor all day, surf all night!)

Everett said...

videos like this elicit an awareness of how our linguistic and existential horizons are changing because of technology; they place us in a timeless dialogue with the memetic thinkers we revise and revere, and illumine the ephemeral yet continually nascent metatextual experience of what global authorship can mean... i'm left breathless and excited for our future here, on the web, on the earth. many thanks.