XCVII.

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?

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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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