Friday, 6 July 2007


There's a ghost in phones.

Once, when phones were tethered to walls and booths, those ghostly diembodied voices haunted them as a spectre haunts a house, or a graveyard, or some specific place. Now that phones have been untethered to sweep freeform and spirographic trajectories through the world, those spectres have been loosed. Now the place they haunt is everyplace.

1 comment:

goofy said...

Grant Morrison:

"Watson, come here!" what was summoned by that first call?
"I want you!" what came forth through Watson, and took possession of the cables and the bells?
What is the household spirit in every home, in every office, reaching into space?
Watson wrote "I wanted to hear it talk." and it did.