Tuesday, June 11, 2002

following threads

. . . reading Cyborg / digital destiny and human possiblility In the age of the wearable computer by Steve Mann with Hal Niedzviecki . . . opens with a Marshall McLuhan quote:

"The computer [is] the most extrordinay of man's technological clothing: it is an extension of our central nervous system. Beside it the wheel is a mere hula-hoop." (War and peace in the Global village)


. . . there is a connection to . . . Hart Crane: American Futurist As Reviewed By: Garrick Davis "If Crane was visionary it was in this: he sought to understand the forces of his age, and humanize them, and turn them to aesthetic ends." . . . ok a very spurious connection . . . yet following even the most tenuous threads, if at first not visible, latter often become revealing . . .