no wonder there is no time for reading books

March 12, 2011

Well, gosh. No wonder we can’t keep still.

The late historian Tony Judt wrote an interesting article about how the development of railways – and particularly, the railway timetable – in the nineteenth century changed the way that people experienced life. “The pre-modern world was space-bound; its modern successor, time-bound…”.

I’d love to know what social media is doing to our experience of time.

Perhaps I’m overinterpreting, but seems to me that these days we’re confronted by time at every turn.

Wherever I look, there’s a kind of clock.

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