November 14, 2002 22:41 | Bits

Quick thought

"Time is the corkboard to which we pin the events of our lives."

Date and time stamps are essential for perfect memory for they add a useful and universally accepted dimension to the indexing and searching features of our mind. No to mention software based search "engines" (which as <cough> McLuhan </cough> would consider, being as they are part of the Internet's makeup, an extension of the human mind...)

(Thank you Sniffles for reminding me of this concept - extension of our minds -, by way of your posting about Spam.)

1- Boris Anthony

Perfect. "Funes the memorious" by Jorge Luis Borges. Memory and time.

It's amazing how almost 10 years later my thoughts show the form that shaped them. Self referencial statement.