Thursday, February 26, 2004

Links

So links are back in. Simple links. No comments. No context. Links from nowhere.

I like links. I like saving links. I like looking through other people's links.

But links break.

And Bill Mitchell's statement I link, therefore I am creeps me right out.

I can't help but to think about how the great museums of Europe amassed their collections of cultural artefacts. Collecting. Preserving. Protecting. Such good intentions...

Now we often know more about imperial Europe than we do about the cultures they collected.

And some cultures only persist - only exist - as hoarded and decontextualised links.

Mere fragments of life.

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