Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Text messages from America

Alistair Cook is dead. His letters from America are no longer forthcoming.

In anycase, letters are an outmoded form of communication. They are manifestly uncool. They simply aren't hip to the vibe of the global economy.

We used to know if something was important if it was 'something to write home about'. But what is the new reference point? Is an issue important if it is 'something to send an email about'? Or what if it is just 'something to send an SMS about'?

Nobody should try to replace the awesome journalistic feat of Alistair Cook. But perhaps some frontline reportage in the form of abbreviated geek speak may help to fill the emptiness.

Yo dude. How RU? California is like awesome. OVER.

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