Rationality and its discontents
Blunting the spur of the moment
The foolish cult of doing more
The paradoxes of getting back to Nature
Is that Big Data in your pocket, or…?
When should we automate our judgments?
9 August 2010
Is the title a reference to Paul Auster?
You got it: it’s the first novel of Auster’s New York Trilogy.
And also (for me, anyway) it’s a nod to Philip Glass — to whom the arpeggios at 2.18 to 2.49 are a sort of homage…
It is also related with roots of tango…
Nice observation. :)
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Steven Poole writes words for books and newspapers, and music for films. You can send him an email.
Why is everyone so obsessed by food? How did we become a culture of infantile gluttons? This book explains everything.
It's my book about political language in the era of the war on terror, that has its own website. There are a great many words over there.
It's my book about the aesthetics of videogames, and was also a column in Edge magazine, and a BBC TV documentary.