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Constable
Constable
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 2:14pm

In the library where I study there is a desk that I sit at, it has a privacy wall in-between it and the desk in-front of it. This privacy wall is covered in writing and doodles. There are conversations that have sprung up between users of the desk, mostly jokes and petty insults but a few serious threads as well. What is it about walls, digital or otherwise, that compel us to write on them? I guess it’s a kind of immortality, a passing on of information. Our thoughts and feelings can live on long after we have passed. It’s like this pretentious and off-topic paragraph is one of my children, living on to influence others and spawning new ideas. Will it swim like a salmon, up this digital river that is the internet?

Well, I’m in a weird mood this morning. I’ve always wanted to visit New York.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Constable
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 11:00pm

What is it about walls, digital or otherwise, that compel us to write on them?

Whatever that impulse is, it’s at least 40,000 years old.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/science/ancient-indonesian-find-may-rival-oldest-known-cave-art.html?_r=0

Beowulf
Beowulf
reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Sat, Jan 24, 2015 2:27pm

Wouldn’t it be ironic if there were hundreds more of these that the Elders of the time scrubbed off. “Damn kids! Now eat your mammoth”

Tonio Kruger
Tonio Kruger
Sat, Jan 24, 2015 8:30pm

Heh. I couldn’t help of thinking of this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN2VNFpiGWo