- the internet and everyone
a work in letters and pieces by john chris jones
electric edition and clothbound book edition structured and published by ellipsis
- intro emailX-Sender: email@example.com Mime-Version: 1.0 Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 18:19:03 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: email@example.com (john chris jones) Subject: electric edition (this still has to be altered in detail) hello jonathan At last the electric edition is becoming a connected unit after existing for five years as separate pieces, scattered about the ellipsis website, while the printed version was slowly taking form. What follows in the first connective step - the twenty-five letters from me to Tom and yourself (though some of these were written for me by Utopia, Numeroso and my two angels Edwina Mare and William Dragon). The next connective step is to link the original pieces (hermeneutic homepages as I called them at first) as attachments to the letters - and this you have begun to do. The first of these, ..... , is attached to letter ..... What's missing as yet is the majority of attachments that were drawn from things I've written over the years (from 1949 to the present) and these I hope you will attach to the electric edition eventually. These include the softecnica pieces (e.g. THE PHONE, already linked to the letters) which contain most of what refers specifically to the internet - the rest of the book refers more to the people, to ourselves, than to the internet. Well, this is itself a most 'connective moment', the complexity of which is I hope exemplified (if not explained) in the 'found poem' which you are making of the index of words (which itself took us all so much time to compile and to correct after various errors that were induced by faulty software!)... ...so good wishes now, towards the end of our long collaboration and my profound thanks for this opportunity to be doing what may seem a strange and unexpected work but which will surely one day be seen as normal, in these digitised and fluidised circumstances... in which our fixed roles and expectations are no more... jcj
- twenty-five letters
- the spine of the book
- talk all about i+e
- awakening in time
- which is something like a preface or introduction.
- the index, a found poem
inquisitive mice may also find some other fragments destined to be stitched together one day, such as the phone , 100 words , ficracopra , and other pieces from today's home page . there is also a short reading list which might be of interest.
sheepreaders, who may prefer a contents page, may wish to take another route ...