not going to talk about all of the things that i should be posting right now. instead, i’m going to post a piece of Venus that i’ve had kicking around in my head for a good long while.
“This is a culture that never forgets. It remembers everything that it’s been told was good, all the way back to the birth of the internet, back to the beginning of the television, back to the first radio show, back to the first telephone call, back to the first photograph, back to the first novel, back to the first painting, back to the first cave drawing. We’ve scanned and digitized and catalogued and stored away all of it, made it all available to anyone with a connection and a subscription fee. Jeff looked around in the store, at the towers of stacked comic books, at the cases upon cases of fiction and cookbooks and role playing game books and self-help books, at the rows upon rows of cards that represented disks that represented digital files that represented the sounds of musicians playing instruments into computers that represented music, and thought, ‘Dear god do we ever need a case of Alzheimer’s. We need a lobotomy.’”
thanks for reading.