People say that losing your data is one of the worst fates that can befall you. It’s as if whole aspects of your life were suddenly erased: your memory, your personal history, your context in the world.

But as I sat there among the geniuses, signing the paperwork to order a pristine hard drive, a curious feeling came over me. It was kind of like … floating. In marshmallows. I wasn’t on firm ground, but for some reason the empty fluffy whiteness didn’t feel so bad.

-Michelle Slatalla, “A Life’s Labors Lost, But So What?” You wouldn’t want it to happen to you, but what are you so attached to, anyway?


One Response to “XCVII.”

  1. …. but even so, how much of each of us is there out there now, and impossible to erase?

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