Words by c.z.robertson

Living in the Past

1999-12-19 01:00:00 UTC

K.W. Jeter on videos (found at http://www.saunalahti.fi/~jtlin/kwj/):

To me what's interesting about the video stuff is that it's expanding the realm of what's normal in terms of what goes on inside of people's heads. The ability to go into the past and run the past over and over again used to be the province of people who were crazy. Now we can live in the past on an optional basis. It's kind of neat thing -- like having an extra sense grafted onto your head.

I think about that sort of thing sometimes. Of course, the possibilities have expanded since he said that in 1989. The fact that icq captures the history of your messages is strangely disturbing to me. I can't put my finger on quite why.