Sunday, 28 February 2016

Hash (February)

‘The famous gesture of tearing one’s page from the typewriter, by which writers or journalists elevate themselves to the status of Wild West heroes drawing their six-shooters.’ This sentence of Jean Baudrillard was written before 1995. What does the writer do now? Release Instagrams of himself pressing the Send icon for his new novel? Post the news to Facebook with February loud on Life Event? Keyboards have relegated typewriters to the Wild West. Then there’s the kitten who, unbeknownst has hiked across the writer’s qwerty at High Noon, leaving in its wake a masterpiece of hash asterisk smallbbbbbbbbbbb underscore capslockNGDTEANDHU…

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