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Uh-oh – I think Jack has a jack! Which means, as I suspect we’re about to learn, that he once had a Jack but has now lost it!
“A book is technology, but we don’t think of it that way.”
Someone once said that “technology” is anything invented after the speaker turned 13 years old.
*looks up song lyrics online (which Jack is forbidden to do)*
Paul Simon’s “The Boy in the Bubble”
…The bomb in the baby carriage
Was wired to the radio…
…It’s every generation throws a hero up the pop charts
Medicine is magical and magical is art
The Boy in the Bubble
And the baby with the baboon heart…
…And I believe
These are the days of lasers in the jungle…
Squee for Graceland. One of the best albums ever, even if no one’s askin’ me.
Des, why do you think Jack has a jack? Maybe getting a jack, I could see…
Peter, is that a corollary of “The Golden Age is twelve”?
I love that there are, apparently, phonograph horns out near the surface of the scrapheaps.
Hey, another panel might come out tomorrow, prove me wrong, but he looks spaced and thrilled-satisfied (excited but not expectant) and I think he’s already had the jack put in. Also his hair looks different, possibility he’s had some of it shaved for the operation (if any).
I’m jacked into Finder. I grew up jacked into the Bible. I expunged that in a certain way, but now it’s a part of me moreso on my own terms. I found it funny, when I was reading King of the Cats, when I considered Carla’s pointed commentary on control of others’ perceptions (with regard to the ViewFinder-ish technology that the MunkyLand customers would wear on their eyes that would tell them what was what, and where to look), that sometimes I’d look at life through Finder glasses. More particularly, I’d look at myself through Finder glasses, relating some aspect of myself to some character in Finder. But I do that with most any halfway decent story.
*looks up printing press in Wikipedia*
The Gutenberg printing press is generally pinpointed to the year 1440.
But if books can be considered a technology, I suppose so could language.
Jack seems to be justifying his desire to get jacked into the Net. We’ll see if he’s taken the step of actually getting a jack. But how could he afford one? He might just be feeling spaced right now, dreaming about how he’ll get one or, somehow, make one.
Language is a technology. Written language is definitely a technology, and when it was invented it lead to a huge revolution in human cultures.
This isn’t the first time Paul Simon has showed up here. I’m always tantalized by how these artifacts wind up in Finder’s world.
The Pastwatch Institute has been busy. Hell, maybe Emma brought back this one.
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