I have to admit, though, to a certain amount of stunned optimism when a blog about Copernicus, Don DeLillo, science fiction and architecture, Mars, and… whatever this post was about makes it into Time Magazine.
Does that mean, in other words, that there’s some huge and untapped audience in the United States for articles about urban exploration, inflatable architecture, and W.G. Sebald? Are people in this country really looking for more information about micronations, offshore oil platforms, mud mosques, Greek myths, and futuristic outbreaks of statue disease? Does the U.S. secretly demand more Alpine thrillers…?
It makes me really happy, actually, to think that people out there want to read about this stuff – this machine, for instance. Or this lost city. Amidst more news of Don Imus there’s… the London Tornadium. And J.G. Ballard.
Anyway, congrats to everyone on the list. Congrats to everyone, in fact – I’m in a good mood.