Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Lift that Bale No More

After everybody got connected, in the twenties, attention turned to putting in basic services that everybody needed; like Birth Registration and Death Certification. Pretty early on, people realized that you can't be anonymous anymore. But it took a while to get over our fathers' dead bodies.

In retrospect, everything happened as fast as it could have. There was, of course, a lucky break: in the forties, an easy solution to the Fusion problem popped up. It was a triumph of String Theory. One highly linked physicist said, "Einstein wouldn't have known where to start."

That meant an end to work, as we knew it. Suddenly, whatever you needed, you could get, free. If you knew where to look. There was only one thing in short supply. Brains.

"I want more than that."

"More than what?"

"I want to put out a show."

"What's wrong with just words?"

"You know I'm not reading anymore."

"I know what you want."

"You probably do."

"You want to get frontal."

"I just want to get known."


"Why not?"

"Your mother. And my mother."

"They won't have to know."

"Haven't you heard? It's the New Age - everybody knows everything."

"And nobody cares. You just proved it."

"I proved nothing."

"You just don't want to get known."

"Not with you."

"Some people don't want to get known."

"You just want to get frontal."

"Not with you."


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