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Sunday, September 30, 2012

What it was was bandwidth.  Why music and videos from a few seconds to a few hours in length made by somebody else seem to say so much; so much more than whole rafters of words can express.  Bandwidth of all these videos inflated the capacity that is the InterWeb.  Besides, it's not mine.  If they were, I would be on You Tube counting the Hits.  Instead, it's like a video word picture thing player device.  Remember the Universal Translator? It translated "humans" as "ugly bags of mostly water."  Poets like TS Eliot said:

Trying to use words, and every attempt is a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure because one has only learnt to get the better of words for the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which one is no longer disposed to say it.

And so each venture is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate with shabby equipment always deteriorating in the generalness of imprecision of feeling, undisciplined squads of emotion.

And what there is to conquer by strength and submission, has already been discovered once or twice, or several times, by men whom one cannot hope to emulate---but there is no competition---there is only the fight to recover what has been lost and found and lost again and again: and now, under conditions that seem unpropitious.

But perhaps neither gain nor loss, for us, there is only the trying.

The rest is not our business.