The more things change…

“Quemadmoeum gladuis neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.” –Lucius Annaeus Seneca, circa 45 AD
Translation: “A sword is never a killer, it is a tool in the killer’s hands.”
Just thought this might be somewhat relevant to political and cultural debates we’re having two thousand years later.

Twitter time

I found Annalee Newitz’s article on Twitter fascinating, including this breakdown of time:
+ Twitter time: every minute
+ Blog time: every few hours
+ Newspaper time: every day
There’s also a mention of “book time” in the one-line bio at the end of the piece, which I suppose one could translate in to meaning “every few days”, given how long the average person devotes to getting through a tome.
I also thought about how one might define the 24-hour news cycle. Would “CNN time” be defined as “every second”?