Free Blog eBook: Heavy Future

November 13, 2008

Chapter 1 – Part 1

We all knew it was going to happen; but we never really saw it coming. We upmodded it on reddit, we dugg it on digg, we saw it on CNN. We read about it in the New York Times, watched it on the discovery channel, the science channel, the learning channel, and the history channel, discussed it at our book clubs, heard about it from Oprah, talked about it around the water cooler, but not a one of us realized it was going to be this bad. We had gorged ourselves with information. We became so overfed with minutia, so fat with data that we had no room left for wisdom.

I like the hyperactivity of that opening.

Many, many typos in this bit. Ouch. The kind that spellcheckers let through without properly body-searching them (“heel” as “heal,” for example).

I don’t know how long this will be. It doesn’t have The End tacked on the latest entry.

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