It's Never New Twice
Thoughts on technology and perception
The other day I was amped up about housing stuff, and I shared one of my old pieces from here. I’ve written enough stuff now that I can go back to a piece from the archives and not totally remember it. I stopped at this bit:
For my parents and my friend’s parents, leaving the old city or first-ring suburb in their late 20s or early 30s and moving out to a big, recently built house on a piece of forested land in central New Jersey must have been absolutely breathtaking. I can’t imagine the feeling of pride and of being blessed that they must have had. It’s like seeing something new and amazing for the first time: like seeing Star Wars in the theater in 1977, but 100 times that.
What caught my eye, improbably, was the Star Wars reference.