Issues of etiquette

Jonathan Lethem talks briefly about computers and the internet:

Is the net the world’s biggest library or the world’s biggest sex shop?

I see it as almost like a Jorge Luis Borges story … the endless library of Babel! I like the way the net has this funny tendency to devolve into very traditional epistolary form and it brings up these issues of etiquette. For all its revolutionary potential, I love that homely face it sometimes shows when it turns into an 18th-century epistolary novel.


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