» Once, all was dark

Quartz’s Leo Mirani on Michael Harris, author of “The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection” which, thankfully, is more an ode than a fist-shaking diatribe against technology:

“If you were born before 1985, then you know what life is like both with the internet and without. You are making the pilgrimage from Before to After,” he writes.

In boxes in various places around my house I have letters. Letters I wrote home from camp when I was a kid, letters I wrote from my year abroad in Japan. It’s very weird to realize both that such long transit of communications was once needed and that it’s now gone. For now, the human race has lost that sense of distance. We might get it back one day, though, if we ever leave the planet.

Man, I am so baked right now.