Thursday, 23 October 2008

Blip

Wonders of technology brought me 8 messages at midnight. At 00.01,  I woke to bleeps, and then more bleeps after I ignored them the first time round. 

Lying awake later, I was thinking about the air around us and all the things it now contains in comparison to even a century ago. 

Gridlock in the airwaves, backlog in the skies, messages in the slow circling stacks of a spiral above a dark forest at night, unable to come in to land. 

As I ate a slow breakfast before starting work, I was wondering about how noisy it would be if we were able to tune in, somehow, to those frequencies. Wondering what it might sound like. Then, the DAB went down.