Annie Proulx’s assessment

Annie Proulx described the internet as ‘a garbage-filled tsunami’. It is the best description I’ve heard. There’s no need to improve on it until the medium improves itself.

I think I’m just beginning to know how to deal with it, to understand that the tsunami itself is virtual.

I hope the garbage is, too.

The current cultural moment may all be a bit like the story people of running away from the movie of a train coming (in 1896 or whatever it was, if it indeed happened).

Except everyone in the world is doing it at the same time, and running in different directions.

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