“Given the nearness of death, my feelings became purer and clearer, just as sometimes, with the onset of a grave illness, clear insights and priorities emerge, so that, for all one’s apprehension and anxiety and sense of suffering to come, a sort of proud satisfaction sets in that one has understood something; the happiness one has identified in suffering, and a sort of serenity because one has been presented with the bill in advance.”—Joseph Roth - The Emperor’s Tomb
Amazing archive of late 90s cybergeography research. Neuromancer/Snow Crash/The Matrix, ARPANET, Usenet, submarine cable systems, African fibre optics, Cospace screenshots and a ton of 90s web visualisations.
“In our dubious grief and hand wringing over what no longer exists, we often over look what does exist, what does survive. We overlook the wonderful gift of the ordinary, because there’s so much of it. If we live by the beach, we take sand for granted. If we live by the hospital, we take seeping bags of operational waste for granted.”—Jonathan Meades