Aug 03, 2009

things on speed

Worth reading in full, things magazine on speed and futurism.

Our fetishism of speed is increasingly detached from the physical realm - we crave the speed of download delivery, instant communication, mobile blogging, latency-free servers, intercontinental video calling, swift screen rotation, and instant messaging. The physical manifestations of speed still exist, of course, but are being slowly stigmatised.

Relatedly, I miss Leslie, who probably would have had a lot to say on this subject.