[3 posts in 3 days! Should I be stockpiling?]
I hope you know longform.org. They select from great longform (duh) journalism, both old and new. And you can have it sent to you by e-mail or even your Kindle!
Anyway, today they featured a really nice article from a publication I don’t know, The New Atlantis, called GPS and the End of the Road by Ari Schulman. One of the minor themes of this blog is about space, place, maps, etc. Schulman has some very interesting thoughts on how GPS devices may change the way we think, or at least the way we experiance place. I also think, by the way, that his writing is simply terrific. Nothing flashy, just well-chosen words put together with clarity.
It seems that it is part of a larger project on Place and Placelessness in America. I haven’t had a chance to look at the other stuff, but look forward to it. Bonus points for using the art of Edward Hopper, one of my favorites.
Post title is a corruption of the title of a song I was made familiar with by Nanci Griffith, although it is by English songwriter Ralph McTell.
And yes. there’s still a long post coming.