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Transient Ideas

In my last post, troche the first of this new, reimaged blog, I mentioned something about the transient nature of blogs. The internet is interesting, it is both permanent and transient simultaneously. Sure, things get archived and saved, but once something is said it is quickly forgotten. There is not point in bringing back my archives because nobody cares what I had said, I don’t even care. Nobody will read them.

In this world with cable television and constantly updated websites, the news has developed the same transient characteristic. What is said today is forgotten by tomorrow. Errors and omissions are passed over, never to be corrected because the story has changed or gotten old. News no longer builds upon itself, there is no overarching storyline, no reference to what has happened in the past or our trajectory into the future. There is just the now, the sound bite, a point in the abyss without reference to what surrounds.

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