Saturday, May 11

Something about the opening line of this:

We're now in the twilit interstitial world where iMacs exist but DOS programs are still being made; when selling out to Altavista was a big deal; when remnant Dr Who fans were still openly mocked by the BBC...

I've been thinking lately that the recent past is often stranger to us, more alien-seeming from the current moment, than our most distant cultural memories. It's the proximate change you feel most. "A decade ago, it was like this, and now it is like this."