Could the Internet Be The World’s Greatest Piece of Collaborative Art?

April 9, 2017
magic in the internet

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Writer Virginia Heffernan has her own personal catalog of analog items she misses — she may be the only person in America nostalgic for landline telephones. But Virginia was also an early convert to digital, starting to experiment with computers as a nine-year old. They were magic to her then, and they still are.  In her new collection of essays, “Magic and Loss” she calls the Internet “the great masterpiece of civilization.”