Epochs and eras

I was just thinking this was an era of modularity when this tweet arrived. Similar idea, summed up with the notion of: small pieces loosely joined. An example wld be “motornet” not public rail or buses, and it is much the same in the world of ideas. We have Twitter and Facebook not another Karl Marx.

ajnabee (@ajnabee) 28/10/10 10:23 AM

“The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space. We are in the epoch of simultaneity: we are in the epoch of juxtaposition, the epoch of the near and far, of the side-by-side, of the dispersed. We are at a moment, I believe, when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skin.”

—Michel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces”

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