The murmur of the snarkmatrix…

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Short-term time capsules

The other day, for reasons whose names I do not wish to recall, I was looking in Snarkmarket’s archives from 2007. There were chains I’d remembered, great ideas I’d forgotten, funny anachronisms, and prescient observations.

Generally, though, I was struck by how much shorter the posts were. I’m sure this is equally because in 2007, my many paragraphs were safely in the comments and because Twitter now carries most of the content that went into one-to-three-sentence “hey, look at this!” links. (Plus, migrating the archives to WordPress truncated some of the longer posts that used to have “jumps” built-in.)

Five selected links, just from July 2007:

Maybe I’ll try to do this once a month.


This is awesome. It’s a sort of reflexive paleoblogging — I mean, not exactly, b/c this stuff was all digital already — but you’re doing the same basic thing, I think: bringing it to the surface, dusting it off, showing it under new light. Awesome.

Tim Carmody says…

Born-digital paleoblogging is the next new thing. Exhibit A: The archives of Feed.

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