August 17, 2007
Deep History (in 160 Characters or Less)
Went to the Long Now talk tonight and took my parents. Unfortunately: way longer than the normal (snappy) Long Now talk. Fortunately: totally awesome subject, and loads of interesting details. The presenter was Alex Wright, an information architect. He’s written a book called Glut about the history of information systems — the deep history. Like, all the way back to bacteria.
My new habit of notetaking is to text messages to myself. Thus you can gauge the interestingness of a Long Now talk by the pile of weird short emails that’s waiting for me when I get back home. Here’s what I’m looking at now:
(Okay, actually, one of them is a note about a dream I remembered during the talk. I’ll leave it to you to guess which.)