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The Mac as poetry …

Via BoingBoing, I found this New York Times article about Gary Snyder, where he offers his unique take on modern tech, including a previously unpublished ode to the Mac, “Why I Take Good Care of My Macintosh.”

“Because my mind flies into it through my fingers,

“Because it leaps forward and backward, is an endless sniffer and searcher,

“Because its keys click like hail on a boulder …”

Love it. Vintage Snyder, especially the faint echo of RipRap, where he urges his reader to “Lay down these words/ before your mind like rocks.”

Maybe it helps that I share his abhorrence of texting …