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May 14, 2004
Most underrated organ: The corpus callosum
Clay has sparked YAD (yet another debate) through his delectable writing
, this one about the consequences of two facts: We are making more images than ever (thanks to camera phones, moblogging, etc.) and the Internet has undone the traditional controls over images. Clay puts this in the context of the Reformation (just scroll down the freaking page and read it already!), draws fire
over whether the new unfiltered presence of images is a good thing, and replies
All I'd add: Images obviously have powers words don't. But we're not just getting to see unfiltered images. We also get to talk about them together.
That, IMO, is what's really different these days.
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