Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ADD versus Nanotech Linguists

Amazon just delivered Haruki Murakami's new book 1Q84 to my doorstep. The book is nearly 1000 pages long so I likely won't finish it. These days there is so much good media available in bite sized chunks that it's not worth sacrificing 2000 great bites of wise miscellany for one thousand page meditation on a single thing.

The internet has changed the way we ingest information and entertainment. But it's not ADD, it's the result of a new cost-benefit analysis. We are developing better information-fuel-efficiency through selective intake.

The best authors of the 21st century will be concept refineries pumping out high octane concentrate with no impurities.

Next gen Poets will be nanotech linguists capable of compressing Anna Karenina into a limerick.


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