john bennett | taking scalp

Taking Scalp

I don’t Twitter or Tweet. I’m not on Facebook and I don’t have a smart phone. I have a computer, I mostly use it like a typewriter and have it connected to the Internet, that’s how I move Shards around. Other than that I Google for information and have two or three bookmarks. And yet when my computer crashed and burned, I felt isolated and at the same time acutely aware of my immediate surroundings. Withdrawal symptoms.

I’m a long way from the Mimeo Revolution that most people living today haven’t heard of. A long way from stick-shift cars, dial telephones plugged into wall jacks and manual typewriters plugged into nothing. From sending out what I write thru the mail.

Something crucial’s been lost, but disconnecting from the Net won’t change that. I feel like Geronimo just after he took his last scalp.

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