Monday, July 19, 2010

Future Historians

From The Fall (1956) by Albert Camus:
I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. A single sentence will suffice for modern man: he fornicated and read the papers. After that vigorous definition, the subject will be, if I may say so, exhausted.
I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. For us too, perhaps, a single sentence will suffice. They stayed online late into the night, doing nothingmuch.

8 comments:

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Sroyon said...

Thanks, but I kind of prefer to have four or five faithful readers, over "millions of users" from all over the world.

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nothing much are two words

Tommy said...

I'm impressed that reading papers was so big an activity back in the day.

Ravis said...

These blog selection thingies are jokes by your friends in disguise, right?

Sroyon said...

@Kroswami: Not for our generation.

@Tommy: Maybe his ideas about modern man were derived from observing his own super-intellectual, ultra-politically-conscious circle of acquaintances.

@Ravis: My friends? I suppose you could call them that.

Indecision Personified said...

Or, they may simply say, "They were Wombats"

Sroyon said...

Oh, but I don't consider staying online to be a waste of anything at all!