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All transmission is recreation

Updated Feb 26 2024

Gretchen McCulloch, Because Internet:

A storyteller is a spinner of yarns, and the internet’s founding metaphor is of a web. If we go far enough back, before printing presses and cameras and photocopiers introduced the notion of faithful reproduction, all transmission is re-creation.

That hyphen can give it double meaning too. Re-creation. Recreation. Play. Fun.