Two quick things (I’ve been busy):
Response 02 can now be ordered from the printer. You can read a little (really: I mean a little) more about it at theworkandresponse.com. I’m very proud of it. I already found and fixed one typo, too. Yay, print on demand.
The internet is a pretty horrible thing a lot of the time, but sometimes it’s pretty cool. I was thinking about that this morning as I was getting the word out to the Response 02 contributors – scattered literally all over the country – and a few minutes ago, when I was looking up a bunch of paintings for this reading group I’m in. What a world we live in where you can basically see everything a painter has ever painted all at once, from the comfort of your living room. Hopefully someday we’ll figure out how to use it well. In fact, this reminds me of something my friend Greg Brown pointed out a long (long) time ago about technology, that it takes a long time for humanity to figure out how to use properly. He’d said, “I mean, we haven’t even figured out how to use gunpowder responsibly.” And maybe we won’t figure it out, but like gunpowder and fireworks, perhaps we can try to use the internet for good things more than bad things. I hear Twitter was down during the old-men-town-halls last night, at least.