In Between

Between us there is a pen and a paper.
And a spider web of neural pathways fired by electricity.
And tendons that moves bone that move flesh.
And keys on a keyboard that are depressed.
And a spider web of wires fired by electricity.
And pixels.
And photons emitted by bulbs.
And nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide.
And a lens that contracts because of the photons.
And a retina that filters some of what I have to say.
And an optical nerve that carries the message like Hermes.
And then you, somewhere in that Grand Central Station in your head, read what I have to say.
Between us there is a universe of time.

The “Real Time Web” is as valid a construct as creationism. Both are hopeful ideologies constructed on a misguided theology of poor literalism that misses the beauty of what lies in between.

It’s the in between time that is important.

Things I Like

Beyond this space, there are a couple of other places where I regularly share things I’ve enjoyed reading, watching or thinking about on the web.

1. Google Reader Shared Items: I subscribe to a number of RSS feeds and share about a dozen items a day on topics such as religion, astronomy, science fiction and tech.

2. Delicious Bookmarks: I’m regularly updating my Delicious bookmarks as I come across interesting things on the web. The archive goes back to 2004, and I normally add 2-3 interesting sites a day.

3. FriendFeed Likes: FriendFeed has a fantastic “Like” function, so you can follow things that I highlight as interesting since my FriendFeed scroller is constantly updating in real time throughout the day.

So, if you need (yet another) collection of interesting randomness, check out those sources. Plus, they all have associated RSS feeds themselves (if you’re into such geekiness… and you should be).