Marvellous beginning draft of an essay by the ever-thoughtful Masood Mortazavi, entitled
Technology, Time and Space
> Paper, as a recording technology, emphasizes the durability of recorded content much more than the mobility of the content it carries. The Internet (some call it the largest copy machine in the world) emphasizes the mobility of content it carries more than the durability of the content it might be said to record.
> Why has the modern age focused primarily on provision of mobility? What is lost when tools emphasize mobility over durability? Is there a pendulum that may swing back? Why will it swing back?”
(Via On The Margins.)
Photography is the same, and I swing between digital and film for similar reasons. Thought-provoking.