What happens when music is just files? Books have no pages? How do children who grew up not even learning how to spell their written communique properly function? It might be quicker to call someone than to wait and talk to them, but that’s not necessarily as ” immediate.”

“And it occurred to me that in this new millennial life of instant and ubiquitous connection, you don’t in fact communicate so much as leave messages for one another, these odd improvisational performances, often sorry bits and samplings of ourselves that can’t help but seem out of context. And then when you do finally reach someone, everyone’s so out of practice or too hopeful or else embittered that you wonder if it would be better not to attempt contact at all.” 
—Chang-rae Lee, Aloft

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