06 October 2008

Ulysses vs Web 2.0

"Do you see that man who has just skipped out of the way of the tram? Consider, if he had been run over, how significant every act of his would at once become. I don't mean for the police inspector. I mean for anybody who knew him. And his thoughts, for anybody that could know them. It is my idea of the significance of trivial things that I want to give the two or three unfortunate wretches who may eventually read me." --James Joyce [Ellmann p163]

joyce in ulysses
was explicitly elevating
perfectly random everyday minutia
to the status of
universal immortal literature

every life
can be seen as art

even blogged or twittered*

(linkblogs should reward
such artists)


* eg [who's dancing] [what we dreamed]