Blogging the Now

There’s this ethos in the blogword where you’ve gotta be snap snap now, blogging at the speed of light the coolest things that you’ve heard about right this instant. But one of my favorite reads is Rich Burridge, who cheerfully does the exact opposite (that’s Rich on articles he found in the January 1989 Omni).

Another favorite, from the August 1992 Smithsonian – fish that don’t look like fish.

I imagine Rich with a big stack of old magazines in the den – maybe he’s picking them up at garage sales, or even better, maybe he’s saved them the whole time.

It’s a great antidote to the hubris of the now.