when in doubt, philosophize

“Now that most people don’t read, the value of the printed word has increased even more, because it has become mysterious.”┬áMichael Kurland/’The Unicorn Girl’ (p.49)

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About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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5 Responses to when in doubt, philosophize

  1. felixwas says:

    So has the process of writing.

  2. Where is this place you speak of, one where people don’t read? I must make note to never, ever visit.

  3. Interesting that you should mention that- I saw an episode of (I think) Outer Limits (modern version) when I visited my sis.
    The premise was, everybody in a futuristic society was fixed up with an implant gizmo that gave them unlimited access to the sum of human knowledge. They could ‘download’ and comprehend complex works of literature or science instantly. That is, without having to read it. In the story, a young man whose brain was unable to accept the implant and who could only gain knowledge the old fashioned way (by reading) was considered developmentally disabled (virtually retarded).
    You can guess the rest of the plot… (hint: the reader saves the day!)

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