Taylor Clark profiles Jonathon Blow and the state of videogames only a little hyperbolically. The Witness is apparently about existential awareness of ourselves and the world around us— using Blow’s mind and reality as the medium.
Beyond the joy itself, beyond the endlessly stimulating growth through collaboration, the real reason I compose music is the hope of connecting with someone.
Don’t forget to ask questions.
Letters of Note publishes such correspondences to the internet, and getting a feel for their authors is great fun.
Here are some good ones:
- Ayn Rand
- Matt Stone and Trey Parker
- Wil Wheaton
- Steve Martin
- William Safire
- Mark Twain
- Alfred Douglas and father
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
- David Foster Wallace (Look at that, it was published)
- Hunter S. Thompson
- Richard Feynman
Metafilter has a post listing ¡the best! essays from the past year as chosen by The Browser. There are a wide variety of subjects covered, and the latter website will hopefully prove to be a new, interesting one to follow.
Oh there was another Metafilter post a while back about short science fiction stories.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln