Society is a busy highway; historians have a difficult job because they can only determine the course and daily life of an ancient society through its letters and its artifacts. This is somewhat like trying to describe daily traffic on a busy highway, based upon tire tread marks and the occasional tossed hubcap that has been recovered by the historian, hungry for data. Society is what happened in the road; written history is often a collection of roadkill and other detritus, written by the ones who managed to not get run over today.From The History of Technology [unpublished] by Maggie.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
History as Roadkill, My Celebrity Lookalike
The more I read Maggie, the more I miss her: