is a collaborative story where the main fiction has been
written by Douglas Rushkoff, but footnotes are added by people going to the
website. The story itself is set a few years in the future, but the
footnotes are to be written as if it's 200 years further on and a bunch of
archeologists and historians are annotating the book.
I'll skip the ethics of Douglas Rushkoff, who is expected to take the best
footnotes and publish the result, giving the contributors a signed copy of
the book (not all of which he wrote), but I find it neat that any
portion of the book can be marked for connotation. You can even add
footnotes to the footnotes and possibly even engage on a conversation with
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: http://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
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