Lovely, brief essay over at boingboing about the importance of preserving experiences, framed around the publishing of Stephen King's new book, Joyland.
Nowadays, I see the past fetishized in a way that I've never experienced before. It's really not surprising when you consider all the diverse media and related paraphernalia that the digital age, in the space of only like 15 years, has made obsolete. It's nice to have things consolidated, minimalized, streamlined —-but it is not necessarily a richer experience. In fact it makes for an often colder, lonelier, more sterile world with these sensations quickly slipping away into the ghostly fog of memory.