by Kelvin Smith
The line that is the shortest distance between two points, the connection made between them, connects these libraries, archives, bibliographies, hyperlinks with inherited and manufactured markings. More points, more lines and linkages, the interlacing of possibly unrelated nodes becomes more byzantine and less instructive. Just possibly it’s a pointless exercise.
Posterity likes the keeping and interpretation of books of record, methodically piling new words onto and into the bibliographic store. Fiction connects the points of reference, and heritage is connected with another time and place, used for this time and place, underpinning a time and place that does not and never will exist.