The first sentence of Chapter 1 by Locke is: "We die."
The rest of the first page including the sixth paragraph that begins:
It is also the source of a deep hunger that pervades modern life - a longing for something entirely different from the reality reinforced by everyday experience.
I also liked how "you can be a Great Mom" by buying peanut butter...
Reminded me of Lisa Williams' television ideas in Talking Back to the World that inspired me to imagine something similiar:
Now imagine another magic wire strung from house to house ...during the touching love scene, some joker lobs an off-color aside - and everybody hears it...
The Web isn't primarily a medium for information, marketing or sales. It's a work in which people meet, talk, build, fight, love and play.
This is a book about life. It's about being who you are. Using your own voice. Telling your own story. Being human. It's a book about being a kid again. Writing those stories, making mistakes even, having fun, without fear, saying how you feel. It's a wonderful world to imagine. And in some ways, it doesn't need to be imagined. I feel I have already begun to find it.
The spiritual lure of the web is the promise of the return of voice.
The longing for the Web occurs in the midst of a profoundly managed age.